The Los Angeles Times has been given photos of U.S. troops posing with the body parts of dismembered Afghans.
This is what happens when we send troops, over and over, to kill and be killed in a war whose goals and objectives have never been clarified by our political leaders. Firepower, anger and frustration are a bad mix.
Yesterday, when announcing that Australia would be drawing down its contingent in Afghanistan ahead of the U.S. schedule, Prime Minister Julia Gilliard used a telling phrase:
The peoples are weary; the soldiers are weary; the Afghans are the most weary of all. Just stop it!