Thursday, December 15, 2011

An "extraordinary achievement"

With the last US soldiers scheduled to leave Iraq within days, US President Barack Obama is praising their "extraordinary achievement". What "achievement" is that? A million civilian casualties? Three million refugees? It's extraordinary all right (and all the more so because the perpetrators of this atrocity are still walking free rather than in a dock in The Hague) - but only a sociopath would call it any sort of "achievement".

Still, at least its over. The problem is how to stop the US from engaging in this sort of atrocity ever again.