They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Crusader cash brings joy to bereaved Afghans

Lt. Col. Brian Mennes, commander of a paratrooper regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division, said "I doubt many countries in the world, particularly that have been fighting here, go to these lengths to show the people we're sorry when bad things happen, even in very complex situations when you have the enemy fighting among the people," Link

db: Makes you kind of proud? It would if you were American. There they are, in harms way, killing civilians by the dozen yet even in the 'fog of war' have the presence of mind - 'grace' if you will - to stop the slaughter long enough to hand out some cash.

We weep with patriotism at this point.

The Lt. Col. refers to an "enemy fighting among the people". Could it be that the enemy are the people? We conveniently label them all Taliban, especially when dead.

Senlis Council: "the term 'Taliban' is now being used as a catch-all term for many other groups who would otherwise consider themselves and each other as 'civilian' groups."

Link to Senlis Council