Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hearts and minds

From the Pakistani newspaper The News: (h/t Pulse)

Of the 60 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American drones in Pakistan between January 14, 2006 and April 8, 2009, only 10 were able to hit their actual targets, killing 14 wanted al-Qaeda leaders, besides perishing 687 innocent Pakistani civilians. The success percentage of the US predator strikes thus comes to not more than six per cent.

Clearly more attention is being paid to human rights - like the right not to have your child murdered - since the bad Bush days are over and the "progressives" have come to power in Washington.

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