While plans are being made for the presence of Dutch military forces to be removed from Afghanistan next year, Radio Netherlands reports today that a Dutch F-16 jet has killed Afghan civilians during a strike against the Taliban. Typical of Western military reactions to these kinds of killings, the Dutch commander in that country has blamed the Taliban, regretted the civilian deaths and has called for a thorough investigation. We'll see about that.
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." - Molly Ivins 1944-2007
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