NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys.

In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

So wait, all this yammering about “white privilege” could have simply been responded to with a “tough, it’s my culture” response? Who knew? Me, I prefer the Sir Charles Napier approach to barbaric customs. But that requires a culture whose leaders have confidence in it. Our leaders are more embarrassed and apologetic.