President Barack Obama says he's "shocked and deeply saddened" by news that a U.S. soldier opened fire at a counseling center in Iraq, killing five fellow soldiers.
I hope Mr. Obama is saddened; I have serious doubts that he gives a damn.
As for shock, a man who is shocked at such an event has no business being Commander-in-Chief of U.S. forces.
War is accumulated evil. It contains within itself every form of evil that exists in the world. When we vote for it, we get it all. It is impossible to separate the rape, murder of innocents, suicides, depression, plundering of villages, torture, etc. from the killing of so-called bad guys.
Is Barack shocked and saddened that his near-daily bombings of Pakistan, a war as yet only tacitly approved by the American populace, have killed hundreds of schoolchildren and other non-combatants. Is he saddened by the deaths of thousands of Afghanis; is he shocked by the complete lack of any strategic victory in EIGHT YEARS of war? Does he frown when he thinks about the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis or the millions whose lives have been destroyed as a direct result of the U.S. military adventure.
Had Obama followed through on his primary campaign promise - “There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was. I will begin to remove our troops from Iraq immediately.” - this event that shocked him probably would not have happened.