Results of Our Bombing War: Innocents Killed

Max FisherBut regardless of any human error, there is a deeper and not-at-all accidental cause to blame, and it is the same thing that has contributed to the American bombing of so many wedding parties and innocent villages before: this is how a bombing war works. This is what a bombing war does. It is the war we’ve chosen in Afghanistan, the war we’ve chosen in Syria and Iraq, and the war that, if history is any guide, the United States will continue to choose over and over. When we treat it as mainly an accident or an aberration, we obfuscate that fact and ignore what makes this incident truly terrible.

—Max Fisher
Bombing a Hospital in Afghanistan Is the Modern American Way of War

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