I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don’t want any more senseless American death. And at the same time I know that there were bad people there and good people that need help.Jake Tapper offered up this take on the new Mark Wahlberg Afghan War film “Lone Survivor,” and is currently getting savaged for it after an interview with the subject of the film didn’t go so well. But did he bring up an issue that deserves more consideration?
The only reason we went into Iraq, I tell people now, is we were looking for somebody’s ass to kick. Afghanistan was too easy.Oh great. A former Bush aide says in Peter Baker’s new book “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.”
The truth is that there are hundreds and thousands of other Malalas. They come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other places in the world. Many are victims of the West, but we conveniently forget about those as Western journalists and politicians fall over themselves to appease their white-middle class guilt also known as the white man’s burden.Interesting angle from writer Assed Baig on the widespread disappointment felt when Malala wasn’t chosen for the Nobel Peace Prize this past week.