mardi, août 26, 2008


There is growing evidence (link) that, based on false intelligence perhaps, American forces killed over 90 civilians in Afghanistan. Sixty of them were children, killed in a village while they slept. Although both the UN and a member of an Afghan government commission says that we bombed civilians, we insist that we only killed guerillas. I suppose that, once the evidence (the tiny bodies of children) is irrefutable, we will express some form of official apology. Wouldn't it be wonderful if for once we could just say we were tragically wrong and sorry beyond our ability to express? Wouldn't we want that if someone flew over our country and bombed a village-a village like mine?

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