If you are an American -- or indeed, any denizen of "Western Civilization" whose security and values are supposedly being "defended" on the far-flung fields of the Terror War -- then take a good, long look at what is being done in your name, with your money.
"Covert troops who killed two pregnant women and a teenage girl in eastern Afghanistan went on to inflict "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" on the survivors of a botched night raid, a report by the UN said.
The family of the victims in Paktiya province have accused Nato of trying to cover up the atrocity after an investigation by The Times revealed that two men, who were also killed, were not the intended targets of the raid. One was a police commander and his brother was a district-attorney."
The people of Afghanistan do not "hate us because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing their wives, bothers, sons, daughters, and sisters, all in pursuit of the following US geopolitical objectives.
1. To install the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil (haven't done very well with that bit, eight years on).
2. To control the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely. (On this objective, one can well say, "mission accomplished". In fact, this has been going so well that Russia has claimed that the US and NATO are waging an undeclared war against it by not doing anything to prevent cheap heroin from reaching Russia, as reported here:
So, you have two parallel outcomes - both for profit - which are the real reasons for the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
NATO and the US are murdering innocent people here with impunity; then when a raid goes bad, attempting to cover up the damage, then lie about it.
This war is immoral and illegal (to say nothing of bankrupting this nation), and will ultimately have its "Saigon moment" when the US will have to retreat, declare victory, and leave, just as did the old Soviet Union.