Journalist Ethan Casey: Afghans not convinced U.S. sees them as human beings

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, March 12, 2012 22:29 EDT
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Journalist Ethan Casey on Current TV
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International journalist Ethan Casey appeared Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the damage wrought by a rogue soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, mostly women and children.

“Our credibility at this point is severely damaged and our tenability certainly is as well,” he said. “I don’t say that with any pleasure. I’m a patriotic American. I love my country.”

“We are doing a lot of damage not only to Afghanistan by our presence there and by things like this incident, but also a lot of damage to our own society,” Casey said.

“People in the Muslim world, in this case, but people all over the world need to believe genuinely that Americans know them to be human beings, and I really don’t think a lot of people in the world are confident of that at this point,” Casey said.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

[Ed note: This article was edited after publication]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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