Mourning Michael Jackson, Ignoring the Afghan Dead

Mourning Michael Jackson, Ignoring the Afghan Dead

Tom Engelhardt, World Bulletin, 28 July 2009" ... American bombers swooped by the village just after the soldiers left and dropped a payload on one house. It belonged to Haiji Qadir, a pole-thin, wizened old man who was hosting more than forty relatives for a wedding party. The bomb split the house in two, killing sixteen, including twelve from Qadir's family, and wounding scores more... The malek [chief] went to the province's governor and delivered a stern warning: 'protect our villagers or we will turn against the Americans.' ... "http://www.worldbulletin.net/author_article_detail.php?id=2025Also see: "Afghanistan: No Longer a Debate About Targeted Killings"

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