You know after I had the privilege of meeting Nick Ut the photographer who took the history changing Vietnam footage of the girl burned by Napalm I started to think that if John McCain was not in prison through most of the war then as a pilot there is a good chance that he would have been ordered to pilot one of these Napalm bombing missions and it would be out of character for him to refuse on principle.
Extraordinary then to think that we may have been close to having seen a president of the USA who probably would have dropped fire onto children (and every other living thing) and incinerated them alive if ordered to.
I heard a US diplomat recently talk about how Gitmo and Abu Grahip had ruined the US’s credibility when talking to the likes of China and Cuba about human rights as they immediately bring it up and say you have no moral authority to go there. But with the historical use of Naplam and continued use of cluster bombs that almost the whole world has banned I don’t understand how the US could pretend to have any moral authority before these recent abuses.
After all lets not forget no country has killed more foreign nationals since WW2 than the USA even though there has only been one unprovoked military attack from a sovereign nation in that time where US servicemen were killed and that was from Israel (see previous post).
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