A CITZEN'S APOLOGY TO AFGHANISTAN
By Danny Schechter
Excellency Hamid Karzai
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Dilkoshah Palace, a.k.a The ARG
Dear President Karzai
I am very, very sorry that my government won't say how sorry we should be for the way Afghan people have died and been maimed and, otherwise poorly treated, by American soldiers, who, in too many cases, are imbued with an officially encouraged macho culture and sense of superiority enabled by having the guns and power to push people around.
That is even as we are supposedly in your country to defend and protect your emerging "democracy" from the bearded Taliban meanies who are violent extremists, or at least play them in this psycho-drama we call our "strategic partnership." (Recall: we came to fight Al Qaeda, not the Taliban, the enemy no one mentions anymore!)
I am sorry that it's so hard for American officials to see what others do see: that we, too, are viewed as violent extremists, what with our unrestrained use of drones and other killing machines.