With the weekend massacre of Afghan civilians bringing yet more anger at the US-led occupation forces, the White House today announced that it will not change any of its policies or objectives related to the conflict.
“Our strategic objectives have not changed and they will not change,” White House press secretary Jay Carney noted. President Obama likewise gave an interview saying that the killings “underscore” his current strategy of slowly handing over control of parts of the nation to the Karzai regime over the next several years.
Carney’s statement went on to cite 9/11, saying that was the “one reason why US forces were sent to Afghanistan.” The killings fueled yet more discontent in a nation that was already holding massive anti-US protests in the wake of an organized Quran burning last month.
It will likely add further to US public opposition to the occupation. A poll released yesterday showed strong opposition to the war at this point, and this data came before the massacre.
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It was Einstein who gave a definition of insanity: "Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way over and over again and expecting different results".
Those pushing US government policy never suffer the consequences of their decisions, and therefore have no incentive to reverse the failure. One consequence would be getting voted out of office, but that would require American voters to become educated about what is being done in their name. Instead, they've fallen for the scam that the wars are protecting us. They aren't, and will ultimately result in more terrorism, more police state tactics, and an implosion in the economy.
If Americans want to find the culprits for allowing this to continue, they should look in the mirror.
Carney claimed 9/11 was the reason for occupying Afghanistan, when there is no way the attack could have been arranged in three weeks. Lies ever since, for how long?
Yah, won't change strategy: peeing on dead, burning Koran, and shooting children and then burning them. What comes next in our strategy?
Taking off in helicopters from rooftops?
This Friday will mark the 44th anniversary of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, when an American platoon killed some 300 Vietnamese civilians, including children. And with the anniversary date rapidly approaching, the recent mass killing spree by an American soldier in Afghanistan has brought up several direct comparisons between the two incidents.
"The United States takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered," President Barack Obama said to reporters at the White House today. In his remarks, the president announced that he has ordered the Pentagon to "spare no effort" in its investigation of the incident, which resulted in the death of at least 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, three women and four men this past Sunday.
If nothing els, US government admitting to the fact that US, almost after 60 years, still at wars from Vietnam to this time in Afghanistan and yet to find a time for peace and prosperity, that US and EU government gatherings and close cooperation is about new and more wars while their militarism regimes is finding new plans attacking Iran or other nation, while these regimes of Neo Fascism militarizing the world and their cooperation is widely in conjunction with father of all zionism Paul Wolfowitz for US being the dominator the world. It is time for these regime to weak up and smell their own bad breach in laws and humanity, war is a war, unjust war is a crime against humanity so there is no different in killing 16 or 60 or 300 man women and children, the war itself is unjust, from Vietnam to Iraq US and EU wars is and was illegal no matter how you look at it. It is the people of any country rights to decide what they want as government, there is no god or evils given rights to anyone tell others what and whom is right for people to choose, if you act upon your interests then you are against the peoples will, the no given right by god and worse then evil itself to start a war. In political terms you are anti social and your understanding is based and formed on NEO FASCISM.
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