Hearts, Minds and Dead Children

Froma March 2 report on CNN about the U.S. killing nine Afghan boys:

MICHAEL HOLMES: I mean, just another terrible thing. We’ve seen this happen before.

DON LEMON: Yes. Sad all the way around. He did apologize, but still.

HOLMES: It does a lot of damage to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. You don’t win hearts and minds that way.

LEMON: Absolutely. Thank you, Michael.

I can think of bigger problem here than the”damageto the U.S. mission.”

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.