Winning Hearts and Minds One Water Bottle at a Time

30 11 2006

I’m going to show you a video that’s going to make you pretty angry. It’s not gory or violent, but it’s cruel and sad.

But first: I realize war is rough shit, and that we have a lot of good soldiers fighting this stupid, ill-conceived and counterproductive war. I also realize we see the bad guys a lot more than the good guys.

Having said that – why is it counterproductive? Well, there are macro answers and there are micro answers.

The macro answers are that we are increasingly seen as the world’s great antagonists; the planet’s imperialists. The short-sighted, ignorant, overreaching cowboys. It says something not-very-good about us that we would support this war and reelect an administration that used treasonous lies to justify it – a fool’s errand that has ruined hundreds of thousands of lives and set us backwards, in global goodwill, by at least a generation.

The micro reasons are many – but one might be the cruel, ignorant jackasses on the front lines who are doing their part to ruin the image of America a few Iraqi children at a time.

Liberators? God help us.

External link to the video for you freaks and babies who can’t see embedded video ;).

9 responses to “Winning Hearts and Minds One Water Bottle at a Time”
30 11 2006
Steph (14:27:12) :

Am I missing something? Where’s the video?

30 11 2006
Anthony Citrano (14:38:44) :

it’s embedded, some folks can’t see them.

i’ll insert a link.

30 11 2006
Steph (15:27:12) :

Am I missing something? Where’s the video?

30 11 2006
Anthony Citrano (15:38:44) :

it’s embedded, some folks can’t see them.

i’ll insert a link.

2 12 2006
Lawrence (22:18:50) :

wow, this sucks. sorry, but i’m basically speechless. we lose.

5 12 2006
steve (00:04:50) :

go ahead. judge the actions of a soldier in a far away, hostile country, from the comfort of your living rooms.

5 12 2006
steve (01:04:50) :

go ahead. judge the actions of a soldier in a far away, hostile country, from the comfort of your living rooms.

7 12 2006
belledame222 (19:34:12) :

damn right i’m going to judge them from the comfort of my living room; i’m a bit more concerned about kids who’re so desperate for water they go running after a truck for blocks and blocks, from the comfort of my living room; i never wanted this war, and said so, in the streets and in letters, from the comfort of my living room; this war is costing billions of dollars and untold lives, for no reason, which i can see even from the comfort of my living room; and i feel for the poor bastards who, because of of people like you, who mindlessly “support our troops,” even Ik-like sadistic monsters like this, from the comfort of YOUR living room…no longer have any living room.

7 12 2006
belledame222 (20:34:12) :

damn right i’m going to judge them from the comfort of my living room; i’m a bit more concerned about kids who’re so desperate for water they go running after a truck for blocks and blocks, from the comfort of my living room; i never wanted this war, and said so, in the streets and in letters, from the comfort of my living room; this war is costing billions of dollars and untold lives, for no reason, which i can see even from the comfort of my living room; and i feel for the poor bastards who, because of of people like you, who mindlessly “support our troops,” even Ik-like sadistic monsters like this, from the comfort of YOUR living room…no longer have any living room.

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