Yes the purpose of war is to kill the enemy, not women and children. The fact we do not go out with then intent on killing women and children is what seperates the U.S. Military from all those 3rd world militaries. What is the difference between these and accidental killings by LE in the U.S. That is my point!
Fine. I will agree that the cops are acting very much like a foreign occupying army. Soldiers are protected from local prosecution by a "Security Agreement" (same as a Status of Forces Agreement) in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Cops are protected from local prosecution by "acting under color of law" which leaves citizens with only the option of non-criminal "civil" suits. Kinda like Iraqis or Afghanis are given "claims tickets" to get some cash for having the loved ones killed or property damaged. So it is clear that US citizens are seen as little more than "little brown hajis" by the boys in blue. I'm glad you made your case for this so strong Dan, it is nice when a law enforcement thug agrees with my assessment of the situation.
However Dan, wherever in the hell did you get the idea that killing innocent people is "just and right" when the military does it? Certainly not from this blog unless you are reading in your own biases.
Finally, when you say "we go out" I have to question how many combat patrols a 31D (CID agent) really goes on. Your job is to prosecute the guys in green, not the guys in man dresses. I lost all respect for CID when they couldn't/wouldn't prosecute a soldier of mine dealing heroin in the barracks and then got mad at me for chaptering his ass out.
As far as officer deaths go you wrote: