Is This What “Shielding Afghans From Violence” Looks Like?

By: Derrick Crowe

October 01, 2009 "
The Seminal" --  During his confirmation hearing, General McChrystal said:
American success in Afghanistan should be measured by “the number of Afghans shielded from violence,” not the number of enemy fighters killed, he said.

McChrystal is now running around demanding more troops for Afghanistan so he can increase "the number of Afghans shielded from violence."

Yeah, about that...

Troop Levels Compared with Civilian Casualty Data in Afghanistan 2009

Troop Levels Compared with Civilian Casualty Data in Afghanistan 2009

 Check, please.

Warning: The following video contains graphic images.

Note: Derrick Crowe is the Afghanistan blog fellow for Brave New Foundation / The Seminal. Learn how the war in Afghanistan undermines U.S. security: watch Rethink Afghanistan (Part Six), & visit http://rethinkafghanistan.com/blog.