Where’s Code Pink, A.N.S.W.E.R., the IVAW….?
A suicide car bomb in Afghanistan today killed 14 primary school children in what officials said was a failed attempt to blow up a meeting of tribal elders.
The blast, in the country’s eastern Khost province, also killed an Afghan army soldier and a security guard, and injured 58, including at least 40 civilians, the US Army said.
Video footage of the bombing, taken from a security camera, shows a group of children, apparently returning from school, walking alongside a road that had a checkpoint guarding a district centre. A dark-coloured 4×4 vehicle is seen snaking through the barriers placed on the approach to the checkpoint, before detonating just as it drew level with the children.
“It’s absolutely blatant. Children walking past, and then they detonate the vehicle bomb,” said a spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan. “The driver was able to see the children, there’s no doubt about that at all.”
The Left’s anal fixation with body counts is applied in typical fashion. Civilians who die at the hands of Islamic homicide bombers are not tallied. The death of American troops is not recognized out of respect for the fallen, but as another notch in their anti-war belt. Granola-munching pacifists have less of a problem with terrorist atrocities than they do with the sacrifice of those fighting against them.