Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It is not understandable anymore

Harmid Karzai says he wishes American troops would stop killing quite so many Afghan civilians (including 50 or so this week in Herat province, mostly as a result of air strikes): “five years on, it is very difficult for us to continue to accept civilian casualties. It is not understandable anymore. ... It is becoming a heavy burden and we are not happy about it.” Or, to put it another way, for 5½ years he did accept thousands of civilian casualties, found them entirely understandable, considered them a light burden, and was not unhappy about them.

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