KABUL — An American soldier wandered outside his base in a remote southern Afghan village shortly before dawn Sunday and allegedly opened fire on civilians inside homes, killing at least 16, Afghan and U.S. officials said.Read the rest here.
The attack marked perhaps the grisliest act by a U.S. soldier in the decade-long Afghan war and seemed all but certain to stoke anti-American anger in a crucial battleground as foreign troops start to thin out in the south. Afghan officials said women and children were among those killed in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban movement.
What a horrific crime! The radical right is reacting predictably, blaming everyone but the killer, or even questioning whether it actually happened. A comment (not atypical) from the main thread over at Free Republic reads...
Time to pull out of both Iraq and Trashcanistan. Take back everything that we can and blow up everything we cant. If these pigs want to wallow in their own filth,let them. They dont deserve our brave service men and women. Most Muslims are little more than the apes the Left say we descendant from.Caution: FR is an extreme right wing website. Forewarned should you follow the link.