There’s no other word for this post by Vikash Yadav, titled “We’re Sorry,” beyond powerful.
* That some of our soldiers publicly refer to your people in derogatory and racist language.
* That some of our soldiers shoot your unarmed civilians at random, defile their corpses, and cut off body parts to keep as trophies.
* That some of our soldiers killed the cousin of your head of state. We didn’t even know we were in the hometown of the President, how could we have known he was a Karzai? Oh, right.. we’re very sorry.
* That our helicopter pilots slaughtered your children while they are out collecting firewood. That argument we made about how using attack helicopters instead of fighter jets would prevent civilian casualties because the pilots could make a visual confirmation of militants … eh, err… we were wrong. Sorry about that too.
It continues in that vein, getting worse and worse, and harder to read, as he goes. As Yadav explains to a commenter, “Apologies become relatively less valuable when there is little change in behavior and one has to apologize repeatedly for similar incidents… Afghans are tired of the apologies.”
Absolutely. And well done, Vikash.