If you read yesterday's post on the RAND Corporation's study on why wars like ours in Afghanistan are usually failures you'll know that one of the most powerful factors is collateral casualties inflicted on civilians by the counterinsurgency forces (that'd be us).
You'll also know that the RAND Corporation has already assessed our Afghan war as a failure. That's right, the American government and military's oracle, the RAND Corporation, has declared our Afghan war lost.
And today's news that a NATO airstrike last week was, in terms of civilian deaths, the deadliest ever. 45-dead, mainly women and children, according to the Afghan government.