The Math of Civilian Casualties

Posted: August 29, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Here’s the kind of math that doesn’t help [emphasis mine]:

A U.S. military review of an airstrike last week in western Afghanistan maintains that only five civilians were killed, Pentagon officials said yesterday, a finding that starkly contradicts reports by the United Nations and Afghan officials that the civilian death toll from the bombing was at least 90.

Ninety dead non-combatants versus five dead non-combatants. Twenty-five militants were killed intentionally. “Militants” is just another word for enemies. Obviously we Christians in America should have no problem with dropping bombs that might kill civilians so long as they also kill our enemies, right?


  1. […] It looks like initial reports of very high casualties in Herat, Afghanistan, were valid, despite howling protests from the U.S. military: The Afghan government, human rights and intelligence officials, independent […]

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