Meanwhile, the Obama administration is keeping troops in Afghanistan because there's "a risk of deterioration."
We ought not to be blinded by media theater, or by habits of dismissing the doubts, and even the deaths, of countless people just like ourselves, overseas, whenever our government offers us its unsubstantiated explanations, its sincere good will, its apologies.
The 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force has been used than 30 times to justify military action, troop deployments, drone strikes and indefinite detentions. And that count only includes unclassified uses.
It is now all but certain that the next president will be the commander-in-chief of a war that was never properly declared and that has always lacked sufficient congressional oversight.
We should affirm the Afghans' right to medical care and safety. The U.S. should offer investigators unimpeded access to the decision makers in this attack and pay to reconstruct the hospital with reparations for suffering caused throughout these fourteen years of war and cruelly manufactured chaos.
The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
This amounts to an admission of a war crime. This utterly contradicts the initial attempts of the US government to minimize the attack as ‘collateral damage.'
We have not heard former POW Bowe Bergdahl explain, in his own words, how or why he left his post that June night in 2009. If he is subjected to the same military “justice” that Chelsea Manning received, we may be denied access to Bergdahl’s voice completely through the trial.
How to make a terrible situation worse in thirteen short years of war, death, lies and corruption.
"I think this is the darkening of the American soul. You are being told you are helping, but you know on the inside that you are not."