I don't get it

President George W. Bush, March 23, 2006: "The war on terror requires some clear doctrine. And one of the doctrines that I laid out was, if you harbor a terrorist, you're equally as guilty as the terrorist. And the first time that doctrine was really challenged was in Afghanistan. I guess the Taliban didn't believe us -- or me. And so we acted. Twenty-five million people are now free."

CNN.com, March 22, 2006: Afghan Christian Convert Could Be Executed.

Now, okay. Didn't we invade Afghanistan? Didn't we liberate them from the oppressive religious dictatorship of the Taliban? Wasn't the whole point of these fucking wars to keep this shit from happening? And as far as the Bush administration's toadies claiming that they want to respect the sovereignty of the Afghan government, since when have we given a shit about that? We didn't respect the Taliban's sovereignty. We didn't respect Iraq's sovereignty, either -- we invaded, overthrew their government, put in our own, rewrote their constitution, and enforced it by military strength until we were ready to let them vote on it. It's the same thing we did in Germany and Japan; it's S.O.P.

And currently, we have close to 25,000 troops in Afghanistan. Still. Add in the German, Italian, and Canadian troops, it's over 30,000. They can't save this one fucker's life? What are they doing over there? Why do we even have troops in the country if they're defending a regime where you can be executed for picking the wrong religion? This is ridiculous. If you fought a war, and a couple of years later, the country you fought is still putting people to death for defying the state religion, you lost the fucking war, and you need to stop going around saying you won and all the people over there are free.

This illustrates more than probably anything else what a horrific botch-job the Bush foreign policy has been. I mean, in 1949, you didn't see the goddamn Nazis in charge of every part of Germany except Berlin. In 1949, you didn't see the Gestapo still sending Jews to concentration camps and the American occupation forces shrugging their shoulders and saying "Hey, we'd love to help, but we have to respect their sovereignty; we don't want to put the president in an awkward position." If this guy gets waxed, then Bush claiming we won in Afghanistan is just another big fucking lie.

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