The Sojourners email that just arrived had this arresting Quote of the Week.
The main cause of this is the Taliban. But what is the aftermath? The population doesn’t realize this. They think the Americans deliberately want to kill civilians.
– Lutfullah Mashal, governor of Laghman province, Afghanistan. According to a U.N. report, a record 2,118 Afghani civilians were killed last year. Insurgents were responsible for 55 percent of the victims, but U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces killed 39 percent. (Source: Chicago Tribune)