War is bad enough

He said the Brits are more careful about dropping bombs on villages than the Americans.

US forces, he said, had a visible doctrine of using overwhelming force to keep troops out of harm’s way – with the result that, according to the BBC, coalition forces have now killed more civilians in Afghanistan this year than the militants have.

If that’s correct it is a truly terrifying statistic.

NATO is moving swiftly to try and limit the damage – apologizing….

From the Telegraph, with additional insight here.