As one Flopping Aces commenter put it, this is “Real leadership”
Up to 100 civilians, including women and children, are reported to have been killed in Afghanistan in potentially the single deadliest US airstrike since 2001. The news overshadowed a crucial first summit between the Afghan President and Barack Obama in Washington yesterday.
The one-hour bombardment of two villages in western Afghanistan near Iran, aimed at Taleban militants fighting Afghan troops, left “dozens” of bodies scattered amid the rubble, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, sitting next to President Karzai during a joint press conference in Washington, expressed “deep regret” for the bombings and announced a joint US-Afghan investigation.
See, by saying “deep regret” things will go a lot easier at the summit. Right?
I’m not complaining. I just…I can’t help but think I HAVE heard someone else complain about this kinda thing, AND I think they promised to do something different….