How were we going to win the battle to bring the civilians onside if we killed one of their number and offered nothing to ease the pain in terms they understood? It was heartless. It was wrong. And it was no way to wage a campaign against an enemy ready to exploit any of our mistakes to turn the 26 million people of Afghanistan against us. Christ, as if things weren't tough enough.
I would urge readers to particularly share this article, a very sobering, first-hand account of military operations here, with those still believing we have any moral or just right to be in Afghanistan.