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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Meanwhile, what is now Obama's Afghanistan war continues to produce endless tragedy


i am sitting at my desk here in kabul, surrounded by my afghan colleagues, and i can't help but ponder how horrible they and i would feel if something like this happened to members of their family, committed at the hands of people working for my own country...

from al jazeera...

The US military has admitted that its troops killed four civilians in Afghanistan, including a child, not fighters as was earlier reported.

The US has also offered an apology for the deaths on Wednesday night and indicated that the family will receive support.

Brigadier-General Michael Ryan said in a statement late on Thursday: "We deeply regret the tragic loss of life in this precious family."

A 13-year-old boy who survived the night-time raid on his home told Al Jazeera that his mother, brother, uncle and another female family member were killed.

A woman who was nine months' pregnant was wounded and lost her baby.

at least the u.s. military has 'fessed up, altho' no words of sympathy or regret could possibly make a tragedy like this any easier to bear...
"Words alone cannot begin to express our regret and sympathy and we will ensure the surviving family members are properly cared for," Ryan said.

yeah... well... whatever...

check the al jazeera video... it'll break your heart...

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