Civilian Casualties: Then and Now
That was then:
We are in a war because the Generals want to play with their toys and don’t give a damn how many people get hurt in the process. We are in a war without direction, or discipline, led by a disengaged simpleton who will do whatever he is told by the unelected war mongers who are running our government.
This is now:
Now, we seem to be in a fight against a force of vicious murderers, using civilians as human shields, and misleading us at every turn, while taking a high toll on NATO troops. But the military is not supposed to kill anyone?!!!
(Emphasis hers.) Same DailyKos diarist, and encouraged in both statements by droves of commenters. The difference? The first was written in September, 2008 against the military causing the death of 90 civilians. The second was written yesterday, against the president of Afghanistan condemning the deaths of 27 civilians.
That was then as well, by another Kos writer, who gets front page access.
But this is now, and it looks like the Left is going all warmonger on us in the Middle East. Hey, it’s their guy doing it, so now they can take credit for it and declare victory.
The double-standard-bearers are certainly hoping we won’t notice. They probably don’t really notice themselves.