The Afghan Interior Ministry said on Friday that 76 civilians, including women but mostly children, were killed in a coalition airstrike in western Afghanistan.
Warning: very graphic photo of a dead or dying Afghani child at the top of this article.
But imagine, for one moment, that this was your kid.
Imagine, for one moment, what you would think of a government which allowed this to happen.
Imagine what you would be thinking about that government right now.
The US/NATO airstrikes are accomplishing two things right now, and two things only: they are killing scores of innocent non-combatants, and radicalizing those Afghanis left standing further against Karzai's regime in Kabul.
What they are not accomplishing is creating any degree of dialogue and inclusion of the Taliban into the political process.
Of course, that would be logical, and the only real hope of resolving the insurgency.