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Theater of War

Michael160 Wrote: May 04, 2012 5:24 PM
Given the behavior of US troops, it has become impossible to wrangle immunity for them from even the most pliant client states. Bush couldn't get it from the Iraqis, Obama couldn't either, and the Afghans wouldn't budge. I'm sure this was a major issue in the negotiations. You commit enough atrocities, you wear out your welcome.

My old American Heritage Dictionary defines the word "theater," inter alia, as "a large geographic area in which military operations are coordinated." Throughout World War II, official dispatches and press reports described military action and events in the European, Pacific and China-Burma-India "theaters of war." We now have a new definition, courtesy of our present commander in chief: a place to remind everyone that Osama bin Laden is still dead.

On the anniversary of bin Laden's demise at the hands of U.S. special operators, the Barack Obama re-election campaign made a "surprise" middle-of-the-night visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. According to...