Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1077 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1030 times:
Never been in combat..but I can just imagine the chaos,,if we could go back lets just say to the Civil War (U.S.) and investigate, it would probably be quite shocking to see how many "friendly fire" casualties there have been..give these guys a break.
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3050 posts, RR: 22 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 960 times:
It is a war...sometimes in a war there are tragic accidents.....This is one of them...
It is real easy to sit back and judge.. when you are not the ones being shot at...Split second decisions have to be made and when they are you hope that they are the right ones...
Tomorrow my partner could shoot me in an exchange of gunfire....no one would vilify him....They would feel sad for him...We should have the same compassion for the soldiers who are involved in someting like this...They will have to fore ever live with the knowledge that they killed a brother..
[Edited 2007-06-13 06:03:29]
Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
Hey Einstein, did you bother to read the article you quoted? U.S. forces were fired on and they returned fire. Had the Afghan officers been more accurate with their weapons, we'd be talking about some dead Americans right now. Would you be as quick to condemn the actions of the Afghans had the fatalities been American? How nice things must look through those rose colored glasses you're obviously wearing. This was an extremely tragic accident. Your attempt to spin it into anything else is shameful.