Afghan civilians reportedly killed more by U.S., NATO than insurgents
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S.-led coalition and NATO forces fighting insurgents in Afghanistan have killed at least 236 civilians so far this year — surpassing the 178 civilians killed in militant attacks, according to an Associated Press tally.
Insurgency attacks and military operations have surged in recent weeks, and in the past 10 days, more than 90 civilians have been killed by airstrikes and artillery fire targeting Taliban insurgents, said President Hamid Karzai.
Separate death toll figures from the U.N. and an umbrella organization of Afghan and international aid groups show that the numbers of civilians killed by international forces is approximately equal to those killed by insurgents.
History books are not going to be kind to this bunch in office. Unfortunately, we're along for the terror ride with them. I'm not sure there is any presidential candidate out there right now who can restore our standing in the world.
Unless Al steps in, then maybe.