Okay, according to America's own counter-insurgency doctrine, Western forces in Afghanistan have long passed the point where, in Afghan eyes, they transformed from liberator/defender to occupier/oppressor. And, okay, the drone attacks aren't helping nor the burning of the Korans or that video of Marines pissing on Afghan corpses and that US sergeant who went berserk and murdered 16-civilians including a gaggle of kids really, really made it all worse.
But now the Afghans have pictures, 18 of them, of US troops posing with trophies - body parts of dead Afghan fighters.
In one of the pictures a paratrooper posed next to an unofficial patch placed beside a body that read "Zombie Hunter", while in another soldiers posed with Afghan police holding the severed legs of an insurgent bombers.
Two soldiers in another frame held a dead insurgent's hand with the middle finger raised.
It's bad enough having to withdraw from Afghanistan in defeat. Was it really necessary for us to have to leave in disgrace?