Darling, I'm not going to let you of the hook so easily.
Don't put words in my mouth - I never condoned monstrosities such as child sacrifice and abuse. I just stated the fact that they we're occurring in Mesoamerica, and the accepted environmental and sociological reasons they probably started occurring. The world was and still is a very horrible place.
What you introduced into the discussion was selective religious righteousness - Native Americans were evil because they raided each other lands, tortured captives etc. and deserved the fate they got. Fair enough.
But now, you've had a substantial military presence in a shitty country where an equally abhorrent practice was happening in US military installations.
We're not talking about saving everyone, or increasing everyone's living standards in fucking Afghanistan. We're talking that with a minimal effort you guys could have maybe not stomped out but significantly reduced molestation of kids instead of looking the other way. Especially since, believe it or not, even the fucking Taliban were executing people for that as probably only that particular monstrosity wasn't in their book.
You completely agreed with a post that said that the US were there for a specific purpose to fight the Taliban and terrorism and should have looked the other way.
Only later you added the cop out that you would have punched the Afghan commander in the face.
So which is it genius? Fight evil and occult practices (child abuse and sacrifice) wherever and whenever you can or look the other way when so-called expediencies on the ground dictate that?
What does your good Book say? I don't remember that it allows you to overlook evil in special circumstances...
Because if you fight abortion in the US and not child molestation in Afghanistan you are a hypocrite and a moral relativist. Nothing worse that selective righteousness.