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Same song, different verse:

You know that hearts and minds can only be won,
When you blow ‘em all to kingdom come.

“KABUL, Afghanistan– A NATO airstrike on Sunday against what the coalition believed to be a group of insurgents ended up killing 33 civilians, including women and children, in Uruzgan Province, Afghan officials said on Monday.

“Yesterday a group of suspected insurgents, believed to be en route to attack a joint Afghan-ISAF unit, was engaged by an airborne weapons team resulting in a number of individuals killed and wounded,” the American-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. “After the joint ground force arrived at the scene and found women and children, they transported the wounded to medical treatment facilities.” The ISAF did not specify how many people were killed or whether it believed there had been insurgents among them nor did it identify which country’s aircraft were involved.

…The American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and ordered an investigation into what happened.”

The first time it was 12, this time it’s 33. How many next time Gen. McChrystal?

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