Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cowardice ???

After seven children where killed in a "coalition" air-strike as reported in the 19 June 07 New York Times, U.S. Army Major Henry Belcher "blamed the 'cowardice' of Al Qaeda for the deaths". Without denying culpability on the part of the suspected terrorists this was a religious compound, it contained a school - schools often contain children - as well as a church. I would hope I am not alone to consider it "cowardly" to use an air-strike on a school and church. The repeated use of air-strikes, of overwhelming force, just because we can has accounted for enough civilian deaths to say nothing of the death of our reputation in the world community.


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