Monday, March 19, 2012

The names of the victims in Afghanistan

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo pointed out that while we puzzle over the new MyLai apparently perpetrated by a sole Sergeant (do American soldiers really go out alone at night in Afghanistan?) few here have paid real attention to the victims.  They have names.  And families.  That problem has been cured HERE by al Jazeera.  I have heard a lot of irresponsible "responsible" commentary suggesting things like there is less distress in Afghanistan over killing children than over the burning of the Koran because, inevitably, the suggestion is made that Muslims or Afghans don't value life.  This photograph is the answer to that.  And children?  Yes, and children.

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