And Children By A U.S. Soldier!
According to the Huffington Post today, it was revealed that the soldier involved in the killing was a U.S. sergeant. However, more investigation revealed that there were two U.S. soldiers involved in the killings. The Afghan government is requesting that THEY try the soldiers, not the U.S. government. The sergeant is currently held in custody. President Obama furthermore vows that the United States is accountable for this. Well, the situation can only get worse before it is resolved! My opinion on this: yes, some of our soldiers do experience some traumatic stress during combat but killing innocent women and children is totally inexcusable. Yes, if the soldier is not found to be temporarily insane during the shooting, he should be tried. However, this war is futile and our troops should be withdrawn from Afghanistan. What is your opinion regarding this?
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