Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Legacy of Misery

More evidence that The New York Times is a stock to short can be found here. When I first saw this "photo essay," I figured some prankster had hacked the NYT site. But it is indeed New York Times content and of the most offensive kind.

The accompanying article is, if anything, even more offensive, since it is badly sourced and slanders the Special Forces people on the ground who are there for the express purpose of minimizing civilian casualties. They risk their lives to do that. To minimize Afghan civilian deaths.

Their targetting, if one need edit, has resulted in the fewest number of civilian casualties in any war (covering a territory as large as Afghanistan) in human history, despite the fact that the US brought to bear overwhelming and extraordinarily lethal force.