Today, five days after bombing the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 22 people, including three children and 12 Doctors Without Borders staff, President Obama apologized (after his press secretary said they wouldn’t yesterday).
The U.S. government has been a disgrace on this, aside from the act itself, they’ve changed their story at least four times and refuse to turn it over to an independent investigation. Inset joke about “we investigated ourselves and found ourselves to be free of wrongdoing.”
Unlike mass shootings, the bombing of this hospital is undeniably 100% preventable senseless violence. Somehow we find ourselves still bombing a country that we’ve occupied for more than half of my life and the place is as bad as it was in 2001, if not worse. And a place that Obama brags he “ended the war there.” I wonder if the DWB people think the war is over there?
And the only reason Obama is even acknowledging the bombing, much less apologizing for it, is because the bombs fell on some Westerners’ heads, rather than the usual foreigners’.
I think Snowden did this better treatment than me when he Tweeted:
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 7, 2015