Angry protests have broken out in Afghanistan following the deaths of scores of civilians in an air attack by US-led coalition forces on Friday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned the air strike.
The father of some victims said the coalition forces should come and see that all those killed were children and not Taliban.
Continued air strikes (because the US and NATO have never, ever had anywhere near the boots on the ground to make this occupation successful) guarantee two things, and two things only.
They guarantee that more non-combatant civilians will get killed, and those left standing will become even more radicalized against Karzai's government.
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, yet expecting a different outcome.
It appears that the US and NATO commands are stuck in what can best be described as an "insanity loop" in Afghanistan, because they refuse to consider implementing the only thing that will work: dialogue and political inclusion.