Since this country waged its so-called war on terrorism, certain truths have leaked out. Little things like Saddam wasn't really in league with al-Qaeda, that he didn't have any WMDs and our government knew it, etc. But often times we forget that our war of terror started in Afghanistan because that's where al-Qaeda was allegedly headquartered. Let me refresh your memory -- Osama bin Laden is supposed to be camping out in a cave there. Let's face it, chasing around some dude through some caves was a lot less glamorous than scary weapons and suicide bombers. But I don't want to make light of it because we have soldiers dieing there, too. For example Pat Tillman. When he died it was natural for the media to make mention that we were still in that country fighting the invisible enemy because he was a NFL star that died for his country. We were told that he died in an ambush. His family was told the same lie. Now we are finding out that it wasn't really an ambush, but "friendly" fire. Now friendly fire really isn't all that friendly because people die from it, but it is a fact of war. People make mistakes and don't always communicate the way they should. In this case there was no communication and one of our soldiers fired on Tillman. Instead of risking a lower approval rating, the government lied and called it an ambush. Now we are finding out that Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal wrote a memo warning against this deception because someone might find out and the president would look bad. Well, don't worry about the fact that you lied to his family and your country. I think it is pretty clear that is your normal course of operations. It would be much worse for the president to look bad. That is why this is reason 9,837,902* that our government is a disgrace.
*This number may actually be higher, but I have a hard time counting this high on my fingers.