If Richard Falk is right, the anti-war movement in the US and Britain has much work to do yet, whatever promises Obama and Cameron make about getting out of Afghanistan by 2015.
Some thuggery is more worthy of condemnation than others. Don't hold your breath waiting for David Cameron's outrage over the "sickening violence" of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq or the bombing of Libya.
Imprisoned without charge by the US for ten years, British resident Shaker Aamer was cleared for release in 2007, but is still in Guantanamo, where there are fears over his health. Obama promised to close it within a year of being elected.
British high street banks, including the publicly owned Royal Bank of Scotland, are profiting from the manufacture of cluster bombs for which 98% cent of the victims are civilians.
This is an old story. Political leaders would rather stretch losing wars, how ever many lives and limbs are lost, than admit that the blood and treasure expended has been pointless.
What price justice when war criminal Jack Straw is free to call for more prisons to be built so young people caught stealing a £3.50 case of water can be jailed for six months?
Sadaullah was 15 when the missiles, aimed at a militant leader who was never there, struck a family gathering, killing his wheelchair-bound uncle and two cousins. When he woke up in hospital, he was missing both legs and an eye.
Britain is one of the world's biggest arms traders, with a long history of arming the most oppressive regimes, like Libya, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, who we can assume used UK arms in putting down Arab Spring rebellions.
Despite the connection between economic hardship and the settlements, Israeli protesters have been careful not to connect their struggle with Palestinian solidarity or an end to occupation.
If this is how the rebels behave today, when it is much in their interests to make a show of unity, how will they act once they are installed in power in Tripoli? But NATO's sole policy is to do just that.