Monday, February 15, 2010

Master of the Obvious I

There has been a setback in the recent battle in Afghanistan.  Two NATO rockets flew off course and killed 12 civilians.  One story can be found here.

It appears "Master of the Obvious Award" for 15 February 2010 goes to British Chief of the Defense Staff Air Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup.

Here is his quote:

He . . . "called the off-target strike a "very serious setback" in efforts to win the support of local communities.
"This operation ... is not about battling the Taliban. It is about protecting the local population and you don't protect them when you kill them," he said in an interview with the BBC.

I hereby award Master of the Obvious distinction to (insert long British title here) Jock Stirrup.  Thank you for the  input. 

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