The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan went on national television Tuesday to apologize for a deadly airstrike, an extraordinary attempt to regain Afghans' trust while a mass offensive continues against the Taliban in the south.Um, am I the only one who doesn't get this newfangled approach to warfare? And on the day when the American casualty rate rises to 1,000, isn't McChrystal's a recipe for lots more kafir deaths for the sake of a mind-bogglingly imbecilic ingratiation scheme that has failure written all over it?
In a video translated into the Afghan languages of Dari and Pashto and broadcast on Afghan television, a stern Gen. Stanley McChrystal apologized for the strike in central Uruzgan province that Afghan officials say killed at least 21 people. The video was also posted on a NATO website.
"I pledge to strengthen our efforts to regain your trust to build a brighter future for all Afghans," McChrystal said in the video. "I have instituted a thorough investigation to prevent this from happening again."...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Is This Any Way to Fight a War?
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a post-modern sort of military commander, offers yet another abject apology: