Thursday, November 06, 2008


Sean Hannity has been criticizing Obama for months, perhaps longer, because Obama decried the killing of Afghan civilians by U.S. airstrikes. As usual, Hannity turns this into an attack on out troops. This is what Hannity won't tell his listeners:

End Civilian Deaths, Karzai Tells Obama
Afghan Says Airstrike Killed Dozens

By Candace Rondeaux
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, November 6, 2008; Page A03

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 5 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday called on President-elect Barack Obama to end U.S. airstrikes that risk civilian casualties after coalition forces allegedly killed dozens of people at a wedding party in southern Afghanistan this week.

Karzai said that about 40 civilians were killed and 28 wounded Monday after coalition forces in Kandahar province bombarded the village of Shah Wali Kot during a clash with Taliban fighters in the region.

Karzai has repeatedly called on NATO and U.S. forces this year to reduce their reliance on airstrikes after several high-profile bombings that resulted in scores of casualties, including a strike in August that U.N. and Afghan officials said killed at least 90 civilians. Under pressure to soothe the public, Karzai has in recent months publicly excoriated Western military forces for their reliance on airstrikes to counter the fierce insurgency that has taken root across the country.

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