I was saddened but not shocked to see the news article about U.S. soldiers accused of murdering civilians and posing with the bodies in Afghanistan (http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=11779689). This doesn’t excuse these soldiers’ actions (if the allegations are true), but we have to remember that these are young people under a tremendous strain.
Unfortunately, in addition to the tragic loss of life, one act like this undoes thousands of hours spent by our troops trying to build trust with the Afghan people.
Is it time to rethink President Obama’s surge policy and get our troops out of Afghanistan sooner? This isn't a rhetorical question; I honestly don't know the answer.