Thursday, May 21, 2009

Afghani civilian deaths: Does anyone think this helps?

"U.S. military investigators concluded that roughly 50 people, including at least 20 militants, died in an American airstrike in western Afghanistan this week, disputing Afghan and Red Cross reports of a much higher civilian death toll, according to senior American officials. In the aftermath of the Monday airstrikes in the village of Granai, Afghan officials said as many as 120 civilians had been killed. The International Committee of the Red Cross largely backed the Afghan claims and said dozens of civilians died."

Does anyone think "we only accidently killed 30 civilians, not 120 civilians" is an argument that wins Afghani hearts and minds? Get. Out. Now.

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