"Afghan lawmaker says relative killed after U.S. soldiers raided her home." After nine years in which such headlines have appeared with unceasing regularity, I could have written the rest of it myself while on vacation.
In the Ft. Hood aftermath, we shouldn't allow right-wing hooliganism, wherever it stems from, to dictate how we view tragedies and interpret human beings with cultures and religions separate from our own.
Today, as much as ever, Iraq represents one of the most politically, economically, and militarily significant events in US history. It is time America looked with courage and honesty at the cost of the Iraqi invasion and occupation.
Rick Ayers is rightly upset by the number of dead in Iraq and Afghanistan but in his ire, he blames the wrong guy -- me. I tried my very best to minimize civilian casualties -- as required by the Geneva Conventions.
I have been charting the civilian death toll in Iraq, along with the payment of funds to victims and survivors. These latest documents "tell us that victims and their families are being overlooked by US forces."