What are we doing in Afghanistan?

I don’t have the stomach to read “The Kill Team: How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses”, but I read the final two paragraphs:

“None of us in the platoon – the platoon leader, the platoon sergeant – no one gives a fuck about these people,” Morlock said.

Then he leaned back in his chair and yawned, summing up the way his superiors viewed the people of Afghanistan. “Some shit goes down,” he said, “you’re gonna get a pat on the back from your platoon sergeant: Good job. Fuck ‘em.”

Aside from helping military contractors get bloody rich over our endless occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, why are we there?

Posted by James on Monday, March 28, 2011