People need to see what our governments are doing, we need to understand it and we need to stop it before it is too late.
And we did what we could at the ballot box, and many people chose to go into politics after the experience of the Iraq war. That's how democracy works.
I'm also disappointed that Obama hasn't moved more forcefully in support of open government, disclosure, and withdrawal, but that's the president and Congress we got and voted for.
When we violate our own values, the terrorists win. If you kill a terrorist with a drone and in doing so take out a dozen innocents, you turn the friends and relatives of those innocents into terrorists.
True. But do you think the military doesn't know that? What do you want the US to do? Immediate, unconditional withdrawal? Policy makers aren't as stupid as you think they are; they know these consequences. They try to balance long term goals, short term pressuers, and getting reelected. And the outcome is what you see.
Now, if you have a bright idea about what to do about Iraq and Afghanistan, please share it.