Looks like that errant rocket that "veered off course" and killed fifteen Afghan civilians a few days ago didn't "veer" anywhere. It went exactly where it was supposed to go. Civilians didn't really matter to these guys. They either didn't know or didn't care.
Odds on that it was both.
Deadly Afghanistan Rocket Attack Actually Hit Its Target (Updated)
When a pair of rockets killed 10 or more civilians in Afghanistan on Sunday, the military initially said that the weapons had veered away from its intended target by a thousand feet or more. But a spokesman for the American-led coalition now tells Danger Room that the weapons from the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) actually hit their intended target. Troops were unaware that there were civilians were inside.
And the sweet voice of reason, Malalai Joya, called McChrystal's Afghanistan strategy "ridiculous".
Dear heavens, will someone please listen to her?
From the Independent:
Joya condemns 'ridiculous' military strategy
"It is ridiculous," said Malalai Joya, an elected member of the Afghan parliament. "On the one hand they call on Mullah Omar to join the puppet regime. On another hand they launch this attack in which defenceless and poor people will be the prime victims. Like before, they will be killed in the Nato bombings and used as human shields by the Taliban.
Joya spoke to Allan Gregg on TVO not long ago. I think he was a little taken aback by her intensity and her bordering on despair while her people were massacred and her country destroyed. This is one amazing woman.
No wonder Stephen Harper wouldn't speak to her. She would have wiped the floor with him.
Malalai Joya in conversation with Allan Gregg on TVO