Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Koran burning reports

If this 'burning' was in fact authorised, it was an act of extraordinary strategic incompetence. The damage that reports like this one do to America's credibility in Afghanistan is substantial. We want to persuade people about the truth of our good intentions. Reports of acts like this serve only to provide propaganda to the Taliban. 

However, the Afghan people must look in the mirror more often. It is high time that the uproar that has typified the reaction to this incident be also reflected towards acts like this and this. Morality must be consistent. We should not be afraid to speak out about this hypocrisy, especially when we ask our military families to put their loved ones on the line.

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