By John W. Lillpop
Instead of retreating to Chicago for Memorial Day, should America’s farcical Nobel Peace Prize winner issue yet another apology for the tragic error that cost 23 Afghan civilians their lives in February?
A “biting” military report on the subject would seem to present a perfect opportunity for The One to relieve, at least temporarily , his pent-up need to “Blame America” for all things gone awry in the world over the past several centuries.
As reported, in part, at the Washington Post (1):
“KABUL -- A biting U.S. military report released Saturday criticized "inaccurate and unprofessional" reporting by operators of unmanned drones for contributing to a mistaken February air strike that killed and injured dozens of civilians in southern Afghanistan.
“As many as 23 people were killed in the attack in Uruzgan province, where a strike intended for what military officials believed was an insurgent force hit a civilian convoy.
“The incident was condemned by the Afghan cabinet as "unacceptable," and it prompted Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, to apologize to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
"Inadvertently killing or injuring civilians is heartbreaking and undermines their trust and confidence in our mission," McChrystal said in a statement.”
That apology from McChrystal is, of course, professional and most appropriate.
However, when it comes to American misbehavior, or perceived misbehavior, the world has come to expect a teleprompter-aided "We were evil!" from the Commander-in-chief himself.
Oops, scratch that! That nonsense happens only when Obama can find or create a way to blame W.!