Haven’t mentioned the esteemed professor from the University of Michigan for a while. On Sunday he wrote:
Late Saturday, the US Air Force launched a series of bombing raids on southeast Baghdad. This is absolutely shameful, that the US is bombing from the air a civilian city that it militarily occupies. You can’t possibly do that without killing innocent civilians, as at Ramadi the other day. It is a war crime. US citizens should protest and write their congressional representatives. It is also the worst possible counter-insurgency tactic anyone could ever have imagined. You bomb people, they hate you. The bombing appears to have knocked out what little electricity some parts of Baghdad were still getting.
Well, yeah, it’s basically a stupid post.
But get a load of one of the comments:
We are Afghanistaning a previously modern country back into a collection of feudal fiefdoms, under the control of local warlords. We already have Somalia and Afghanistan as failed states; must we add Iraq?
I’m not sure what this means. We could have bombed Somalia and Afghanistan “back to the stone age” with a squirt gun and a couple of water balloons. They were already there. Most parts of those countries never left it.
But blame the US anyway.