Independent tallies have confirmed the claim of an Afghan human-rights group that the US-led NATO force has killed more civilians than the Taliban in the first half of this year.
UN figures show at least three hundred fourteen civilians died in NATO bombings this year. Two-hundred seventy-nine were killed by the Taliban. The NATO figure does not include forty-five to eighty-civilians reportedly killed in a NATO bombing in Helman province last week. The Los Angeles Times reports Afghan police recently barred journalists from the scene of a suicide attack on a US military convoy. The police officers explained, "Don't go close. The Americans might shoot you."
Comment July 6th: Hamid Karzai has called the US and NATO attacks "reckless." Reckless is an accurate description of the entire Bush administration and its policies and practices. Bush is reckless. The neocons think they are bold and venturesome and wise and prudent, but they are really sorely lacking real wisdom.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Matthew 11:25
They don't know what is right. They are morally and spiritually blind and dead. They are in the dark. They don't see the light of God. It is hidden from them. If they don't learn to hear or see the truth, they will fall long, far, and hard as a direct consequence. The poor and saintly, however, will be vastly better off for it.