Afghan President Hamid Karzai looks at an artillery piece during a ceremony of U.S. military arms donation to Afghanistan's army on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. AP photo by Musadeq Sadeq
Oh great -- the U.S. is arming the Afghans who are shooting at our troops there. Or so it seems likely.
Where have we heard that one before? Oh yeah, just about 18 months back, in Iraq.
It's a misuse of the U.S. Army to send it to occupy countries that don't want us with no clear mission. Yet that's what empires do and we seem addicted to it. Then we pass out the guns to shoot our own troops with.
It would be easy to conclude we need to get out of the empire business.