Many Americans view their country and its soldiers as the “good guys” spreading “democracy” and “liberty” around the world.
When the United States inflicts unnecessary death and destruction, it’ s viewed a
s a mi
stake or an aberration.
In the following article Peter Dale Scott and Robert Parry examine the long history of these acts of brutality, a record that suggests they are neither a “mistake” nor an “aberration” but rather conscious counterinsurgency doctrine on the “dark side.”