The Nation (My bold.) This is bizarrely fascinating. On a purely gut level, it's disgusting that a significant number of soldiers have the attitude that they can just shoot anybody, knowing they very likely won't be investigated. On the other hand -- and I'm not excusing their actions -- it demonstrates to me how crazy-making this mission is to our troops, and another reason why we have to get them out of there. Frankly I don't blame the soldiers for being angry and frustrated, being in a situation where they're trying to "save" a country that clearly doesn't want them there. What I want to know is, if these soldiers' values are becoming so warped by the mission, why is the military keeping them there? And finally, I'm stuck (again!) by the parallels to another war. This article sounds a lot like something that could've been written by John Kerry about Vietnam. And Kerry, of course, was called a liar and a traitor for saying many of the same things.