The botched drone attack was much worse than a standard collateral damage incident.
The details of the U.S. drone strike on a humanitarian worker in Afghanistan are horrific:
The U.S. acknowledged reports of civilian casualties and said they may have been caused by secondary explosions. The family said when the 37-year-old Zemerai, alone in his car, pulled up to the house, he honked his horn. His 11-year-old son ran out, and Zemerai let the boy get in and drive the car into the driveway. The other kids ran out to watch, and the missile incinerated the car, killing seven children and an adult son and nephew of Zemerai.
Is it too much to expect somebody to have eyes on the target when causing massive explosions in residential areas — somebody to get on the radio and say, “Do not fire. We have children present”?
Watching the excuse-making from Democrat Twitter last night, it seemed to me that the sequence of events has to be made part of this discussion. The Biden administration created a dangerous situation with its botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. When there was an inevitable terrorist attack, administration officials felt they had to save face by striking back.
The order was probably something like, “Find me somebody to attack,” and it’s not inconceivable that the Taliban provided the intel on the target.
Yet, the palace-guard media is still on duty. Check out this disgustingly convoluted first paragraph from an AP article that WPRI gives the toned-down headline, “A deadly mistake: Pentagon says drone strike kills 10 civilians“:
American Troops are out of Afghanistan, and it was made known by Pentagon officials that the last airstrike of the war in the country was a mistake.
That’s how the mainstream press opens a story about an American drone strike on the innocent children of a humanitarian worker? The story doesn’t even give the heart-rending details. There’s only one circumstance in which reporters will do that: When they’re trying to protect an incompetent president from their political party for ideological reasons.
Featured image by AFP on The Borneo Post.