Human Rights

Garlasco Explains Why The US Kills So Many Civilians In Afghanistan

“Tony Jew” from the amusingly named “As A Jew” blog writes:

Someone has dug up a quote [Marc Garlasco] gave to 60 minutes and put it on his wikipedia page. This was added less than 24 hours ago so probably hasn’t done the rounds yet. Here is what he has to say:

I don’t think people really appreciate the gymnastics that the U.S. military goes through in order to make sure that they’re not killing civilians,” Garlasco points out.

“If so much care is being taken why are so many civilians getting killed?” Pelley asks.

“Because the Taliban are violating international law,” says Garlasco, “and because the U.S. just doesn’t have enough troops on the ground. You have the Taliban shielding in people’s homes. And you have this small number of troops on the ground. And sometimes the only thing they can do is drop bombs.”

You hardly need me to point out that the Taliban aren’t the only people violating international law and using human shields.

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