Monday, December 14, 2009

From a BBC News report on Afghanistan:

"Marines had mortared two men believed to be setting an IED in an area not far away. A villager later presented two dead children at their base, claiming they had been killed by American fire.

But the children, according to those who had seen them or photographs of them, had been shot. The marines said they had information that a local Taliban commander had ordered it, just so that the Americans would be blamed."

While the American press is consumed with the politics of Afghanistan, the reality of daily life is mostly ignored. How does a young man deal with the effects of facing such evil? Regardless of your political position, our troops need and deserve our support and prayers.

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