Winning Hearts and Minds One Water Bottle at a Time

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 thoughts on “Winning Hearts and Minds One Water Bottle at a Time”

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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