Monday, September 7, 2009

U.S. Troops Accused Of Storming Afghan Hospital

Fresh on the heels of criticism of a NATO air strike that took out about an equal number of Afghan civilians and Taliban fighters comes word today that U.S. troops are being criticized for allegedly invading a hospital in that country.

According to the allegation, the troops entered the hospital, tied up staff and searched for militants. Hospitals are supposed to be neutral institutions in times of war.

While it is true that the Afghan people are well used to decades of war and human rights abuse, these kinds of transgressions are not expected from the U.S. military. Obviously, someone gave the order to enter the hospital. Presumably who ever did had sufficient rank to understand the rules - and the ramifications - of the action.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is a BS report. I do believe it was most likely the Afghan military working along side our guys. They have been known to do some pretty horrific things. Our troops basicly have their hands tied in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

Shame on the Bush administration! They got us into this illegal war with Afghanistan! Get Bush out of office now! How could he have let this happen??? I'm sure this was a direct order from Rumsfeld or Cheney or someone. No way this will happen when Obama is in charge!


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