Don’t forget civilian casualties of war

“Deaths reminder of terrible tragedy of war” (CR, Aug. 11), notwithstanding the huge loss of life and injuries to many brave American soldiers, omits a very important loss of life. We sometimes forget the huge number of innocent civilians caught up on both sides of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Much U.S. bombing is done by unmanned planes. The accuracy of these bombs has been highly exaggerated. If these drones were more precise, they wouldn’t be bombing civilian homes. U.S. bombing is filling Afghan hospitals with civilian casualties. Where is the outcry from human rights and pro-life organizations? It is time to seek negotiations and peace, in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

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