WOW wee..is this rich or what? From IHT:
SANGIN, Afghanistan: A senior British commander in Afghanistan's Helmand Province said he had asked the U.S. military to withdraw its special forces from his area of operations because the high level of civilian casualties they have caused was making it difficult to win over local people.
A U.S. military spokesman denied the request was ever made, either formally or otherwise, but the dispute underlined differences of opinion among NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on tactics for fighting Taliban insurgents and concerns among soldiers on the ground about the consequences of civilian casualties.
A precise tally of civilian casualties is difficult to pin down, but one reliable count puts the number killed in Helmand this year at close to 300 - the vast majority of them caused by foreign and Afghan forces, rather than the Taliban.
Our 'side' killing more people than the Taliban? Sweet Jesus on a ritz..thats one helluva way to win friends and influence people ya know? If you can't win them over, just bomb them out of existance....
Will our military ever figure out how to fight in this type of conflict? The overkill element isn't working out too well for them is it?
Check out the rest..seriously..this is possibly going to get ugly.
Tags: Afghanistan, NATO, bombing raids