Can This Get Any Worse?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in News | No Comments

Via the New York Times:

Nine boys collecting firewood to heat their homes in the eastern Afghanistan mountains were killed by NATO helicopter gunners who mistook them for insurgents, according to a statement on Wednesday by NATO, which apologized for the mistake.

The boys, who were 9 to 15 years old, were attacked on Tuesday in what amounted to one of the war’s worst cases of mistaken killings by foreign-led forces. The victims included two sets of brothers. A 10th boy survived.

Yeah but I just heard we’ve turned a corner and we just need another six months or so and everything will be just perfect and we can leave.

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