So this week we marked the war's anniversary with an apparent war crime. The medical aid folks, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), who saw their staff and patients incinerated have been wonderfully clear:
Accounts in U.S. media have been weaselly. Maybe there were Taliban in the building (though U.S. forces had every reason to know there were not.) Maybe this atrocity was a mistake ... The New York Times even tried to suggest that maybe the hospital bombing wasn't so bad because Russia commits similar crimes. What's this irrelevant snippet doing in a story on President Obama's apology to MSF?
Pathetic special pleading that tack: so American exceptionalism means someone else is always worse? Apparently.
The Afghanistan adventure has long shown the brutality and futility of our imperial project. Amy Davidson got to the crux:
No hope for that, that I can see. Bring 'em home, Obama!