Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is This Any Way to Fight a War?

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a post-modern sort of military commander, offers yet another abject apology:
The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan went on national television Tuesday to apologize for a deadly airstrike, an extraordinary attempt to regain Afghans' trust while a mass offensive continues against the Taliban in the south.

In a video translated into the Afghan languages of Dari and Pashto and broadcast on Afghan television, a stern Gen. Stanley McChrystal apologized for the strike in central Uruzgan province that Afghan officials say killed at least 21 people. The video was also posted on a NATO website.

"I pledge to strengthen our efforts to regain your trust to build a brighter future for all Afghans," McChrystal said in the video. "I have instituted a thorough investigation to prevent this from happening again."...
Um, am I the only one who doesn't get this newfangled approach to warfare? And on the day when the American casualty rate rises to 1,000, isn't McChrystal's a recipe for lots more kafir deaths for the sake of a mind-bogglingly imbecilic ingratiation scheme that has failure written all over it?

1 comment:

bulletproofcourier said...

Indeed you aren't the only one who doesn't get this newfangled approach to warfare.

I don't get it either.

When a cowardly enemy hides among their civilian population, they are the ones responsible for civilian deaths.

The USA Army need not apologize for Middle-East religious freaks who wage war using Muslim families as bomb-targets.