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No apology needed

Recently, American forces fired two drones in Afghanistan. One killed a military commander who helped organize attacks on Afghan security forces. The other killed one civilian and badly wounded two others.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford officially apologized to President Hamid Karzai for the civilian casualties. No military officer should voluntarily offer an apology to the corrupt president of Afghanistan for any reason. And we pay this guy to insult us? I wonder who ordered the apology. I am personally embarrassed that such action occurred.

It’s not hard to understand why the rest of the world holds the United States in such low esteem.

To me, that action smacks of a heavyweight prizefighter, apologizing to his opponent for having knocked him out.

Gene Sivertson

Spokane



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