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.