I started to read the Times coverage of the wikileaks dump, and this was just too depressing to continue:
The documents also reveal many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations. Such killings are a central reason Iraqis turned against the American presence in their country, a situation that is now being repeated in Afghanistan.
They hate us for our freedoms. How could I have been so foolish?