posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 10:04 AM
The documents essentially confirmed that there are civilian casualties caused by the United States. This is not surprising in a war. Virtually ALL
modern warfare involves "collateral damage," a chilling term which means innocent civilians die as well as soldiers. This damage is caused by every
side, not just the Americans. In this respect, all wars are equally evil.
Sherman said, "War is hell," and that about sums it up. I just assume in any war no side is going to "play fair" so these leaks don't surprise
me. If you're in favor of the war, you recognize that reality. If you oppose it, then leaks like this just confirm your moral and/or practical
opposition to it.
What does concern me most is that some Afghanis who have been collaborating with us may be in serious danger. They are not totally "innocent," as
they have chosen a side (or been driven to it by economic necessity) but I do think they should be protected by the forces that employ them for their