Is it time yet, Mr. President, to leave Afghanistan?

We don’t know fully happened yet, but if this is half-true, this has caused some severe problems with our troops in Afghanistan

One or more U.S. soldiers shot dead 16 civilians, including nine children according to Afghan officials, in Afghanistan’s south on Sunday in what witnesses described as a massacre.

NATO said they had detained one U.S. soldier in the killings. U.S. officials said the soldier was a staff sergeant.

The incident, one of the worst of its kind since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, quickly inflamed the severely strained relations between Washington and Kabul. (here)

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5 Replies to “Is it time yet, Mr. President, to leave Afghanistan?”

  1. This incident is not war, it is murder. I would suggest handing the alleged perpetrator over to the Afghan authorities for them to deal with according to their laws. That would defuse the situation and allow them to punish the crime in whatever way they would consider suitable. It would also make it very clear to the troops on the ground that any action against unarmed civilians is completely unacceptable.

  2. Anyone remember My Lai, Vietnam? Putting soldiers in an untenable situation results in untenable acts. No excuse for the action. However, I will hold us (as in us, you and I, not the U.S.) responsible. Not a war, a police action, can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys. Stress of war? Question to ask, # of deployments, # of fellow solders killed, questionable goals (actually, no goals). Soldiers are suppose to fight a war, not rebuild democracy, provide security for a country that doesn’t know what security is, and is dominated by tribal leaders that are in for making money and power for themselves. Time to get out. And the republicans want to bomb Syria, and Iran?

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