reply to post by nightstalker78
I did not miss the Afghans in the picture. I have eyes. However, they are in thier own backyard, doing as they please, and that is not my concern.
The behavior of US troops, and any British troops, or any other group affiliated with the war on terror, have a duty to represent thier nations in
the best possible light, and comport themselves with some bloody decency, no matter what the hell happens to be going on around them at the time.
If you cannot grasp why this is important, then you are more than welcome to continue in your blind ignorance of the meaning of mans existance, but
do not try to force your limited and intellectually stunted jingoism down my neck, because I will not swallow it.
When a force of men enter a nation from a moral high point (ie, there are terrorists, lets fix that) they must REMAIN at that moral high ground, lest
they become a massive part of the problem. The way to do that is to ensure that every member of the armed services retains some bloody decency and
respect for life. Other wise there is no difference between the violence of the terrorist, and the violence of the soldier. Instead of there being a
clear line between right and wrong, you get muddy grey spaces. That is not acceptable.
Every service person in ISAF should be a God damned PARAGON of virtue. If they arent, they should go the hell home, because otherwise they are just
going to cause bad press and more danger for people on the front lines of the battle, more threat to targets at home, and extention after extention of
a war no one really wants to be fighting any more.