The Pentagon once again shows what it does best - blowing shiznit up - and what it does second-best - hemming and hawing about civilian casualties:
"Of course, you don't know all the facts until an investigation's complete. And I clearly don't know all the facts now, and would not want to affect a potential investigation by making some conclusion that might be inappropriate.
"But from what I have seen today in going to the hospital, it's clear to me that there were some civilians that were harmed at that site."
"Oh, yes, well," Gen. Stanley McChrystal continued in an interview in my imagination, "there do indeed seem to be some people in front of me who are injured to a certain extent, and, yes, shell fragments found at the site came from U.S. bombs, and the witnesses say they saw U.S. markings on the planes, but I don't want to make any comments about how these 'civilians' - if indeed, that is what they are - came to be injured the way they did. After all, our bombs are smart. Really, really smart. And explosions are cool! BOOM! BOOM! K-WHAM! And so I feel I cannot comment until I slough it off on some- uh, I mean, until all the facts are in."
U.S. Brig. Gen. Eric Tremblay released a statement saying, "ISAF will do whatever is necessary to help the community, including medical assistance and evacuation as requested. ISAF regrets any unnecessary loss of human life."
"We apologize for any inconvenience caused by our bombing... sorry..."