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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sometimes The Truth

“'We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat,' said Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who became the senior American and NATO commander in Afghanistan last year. His comments came during a recent videoconference to answer questions from troops in the field about civilian casualties.”

The above comes from an article in the March 27 edition of the NY Times. As some have pointed out, that amounts to a de facto admission of war crimes. Not that anything will ever come of it. In a better country, in better times, the public would be outraged that its military engaged in such practices, but not now, not in the age of the American imperium.