In reality, Western forces do all they can to avoid civilian casualties, and jihadists do all they can to provoke what they can represent as attacks on civilians, so that they can score propaganda points. So which side is Karzai on again?
Friend and Ally Update from CNN (thanks to Patrick):
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai, upset over the deaths of civilians caught in the middle of fighting between coalition troops and militant fighters, had harsh words for NATO forces Saturday.
Karzai’s comments came as dozens of militants were reportedly killed in southern and eastern Afghanistan in the latest clashes with U.S.-led foreign troops and Afghan forces.
“The disproportionate use of force to a situation and the lack of coordination with the Afghan government is causing these casualties,” Karzai said.
“You don’t fight a terrorist by firing a field gun 30-some kilometers away into a target. That is definitely surely bound to cause civilian casualties.”