Monday, April 08, 2013

At What Price?

There was never any doubt that eventually the moral vacancy of the US Drone program would be put in the starkest light:
An American military airstrike in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border was reported to have killed 18 people, including at least one senior Taliban commander but also women and children, raising the thorny issue of civilian casualties for the third time in roughly a week.
Of those 18 reported deaths, 11 were children.

But I'm sure reportedly getting that one senior Taliban commander TOTALLY offsets killing 11 children. Another American success.

[Cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

"...the moral vacancy of our engagement in Afghanistan"?

Don't think it was a drone strike. They used good ole Air Force fighter/bombers this time.

Raoul Paste said...

raising the thorny issue......

"thorny" is the wrong adjective.

Anonymous said...

Cue Lee Greenwood!!!!

pansypoo said...

its that peaches + apples? drones + airstrikes are different.
it seems airstrikes tend to be messier for sure.