This video of a seemingly innocent taxi getting demolished by a tank in Iraq has awakened in me all of the reasons we must withdraw from that country.
American soldiers are too distant from the fate of Iraqis and on a systems basis can’t ever act in their interests. Acting in their own interests — and America’s in a perverse way — means lots of taxis will be squashed and many innocent Iraqis killed.
And this leads to blowback, just as it would if it happened in the U.S.
— Steve Clemons