Monday, February 15, 2010

Hopes and Prayers

Dry Bones cartoon: Obama orders NATO attack on Taliban Strongholds in Afghanistan and hopes he won't be Goldstoned.
the latest from Canada's Globe and Mail:

NATO strikes kill 12 civilians in Afghanistan "NATO rockets missed their target and killed 12 civilians in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, as NATO and Afghan forces continued a massive attack on two Taliban-held regions.
U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the accident.
In a statement released by NATO, Gen. McChrystal said he regrets that innocent lives were lost in Nad Ali district.
Mr. Karzai issued a statement minutes earlier saying 10 members of the same family died when a rocket hit a house. Before the offensive began, Mr. Karzai pleaded with Afghan and foreign military leaders to be extra careful to avoid civilian casualties.
About 15,000 coalition troops are involved in Operation Moshtarak, named for a Dari word meaning “together” and launched before dawn Saturday. It’s one of the West’s biggest attacks since the start of the war in 2001."

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