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

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Germans tell Yanks: Kill Less Civilians (boneheads)

U.S. counterterrorism troops in Afghanistan need to limit the number of civilian casualties and prevent a backlash from locals, German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung said Monday.

"We have to do everything to avoid civilians being affected," Jung said on German state television ZDF on Wednesday. "We are in talks with our American friends about this."

Past incidents showed that the troops' behavior needed to be improved and they should show more restraint, Jung said, referring especially to the U.S.-led counterterrorism mission, which was known until recently as Operation Enduring Freedom and operates outside NATO's force of 36,000 troops. Link