Reporting the U.S. Soldier killed women and children
The incident in Afghanistan gets worse with the report that the rampant killer soldier massacred women and children. To think that this incident will not have larger ramifications is naïve.
I believe this self-inflicted wound against our credibility should accelerate our exit before conditions worsen.
Soldiers cannot be expected to live nose to nose with Taliban enemies without somebody going nuts. Last week, I reported about a woman soldier fretting that she did not know her mission in Afghanistan. That is because the mission is now muddled. Standing in a dangerous place is not a mission.
Deeply appalling is the lack of command and control. What officer was in charge here?
“U.S. Soldier Accused of Killing 16 Afghans, Including Women and Children
In an untimely blow to U.S.-Afghan relations, a U.S. soldier left his base in Kandahar in the middle of the night, walked to a nearby residential area and opened fire, allegedly killing up to 16 Afghan civilians.
Nine of the victims were children, and three were women, all shot while they slept in their beds, according to villagers and the Afghan president's office.
U.S. officials were quick to condemn the attack.
"I offer my profound regret and deepest condolences to the victims and their families," Gen. John Allen, head of NATO forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
"This deeply appalling incident in no way represents the values of ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] and coalition troops or the abiding respect we feel for the Afghan people."”
Bring the troops home now.
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