Every time there’s a suicide bomb in Afghanistan, it hits the news. But the fact that the US had dropped more bombs there so far this year than in any of the other 17 years of occupation hasn’t registered a single headline. The sole purpose of dramatizing suicide bombs—as in Iraq—is to justify continued US occupation. And of course appeal to racism by imputing an anarchic savage nature to Afghans. Truth is, who the hell know who sets off those suicide bombs? Not that there aren’t Afghans capable of such acts, but suspect CIA involvement.