Wednesday, May 06, 2009

US 'deeply' regrets Afghan deaths…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 2:39 PM Permalink

Washington "deeply, deeply" regrets the death of Afghan civilians killed by an air strike, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

Red Cross officials believe dozens of civilians including women and children died in the strike which targeted Taleban fighters in Farah Province.

The civilians are said to have been sheltering from fighting at the time.

Mrs Clinton was speaking alongside the Afghan and Pakistani presidents who are in Washington to meet Barack Obama.

She said there would be a joint investigation into the deaths.…

A Red Cross spokeswoman said they were investigating the deaths.
Hey! I've got a great idea! Why don't we just stop the indiscriminate bombing that kills dozens of innocent people while we're trying to get one man or a small group of men?

Is our military so depleted from the bush-cheney years that our troops no longer have the ability to fight eyeball-to-eyeball with positively identified enemies (usually the ones that are actually firing at you) and now HAVE to resort to killing by 500-2,000 pound bombs unable to discriminate between men with guns and innocent women, children, and sleeping babies?

America will never be able to wash away the bloodstains of the hundreds of thousands of innocents we have slain.

So there goes the fiction of Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Recons, etc. quietly sneaking into a country, killing their target, and then beating a hasty retreat. Was that ever reality or just a darn good movie plot?

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