----- Original Message ----- From: "Doug Henwood" <dhenwood at panix.com>
> A friend of mine - who is no fan of the bombing - had a long chat
> with an Afghan living in NYC the other day. His wife and kids are
> still in Kabul, along with the rest of his family. She asked him what
> he thought of the bombing. He said he supported it. She asked him
> about civilian casualties. He said that people are dying every day in
> Afghanistan, and if the U.S. campaign brought down the Taliban, the
> civilian deaths would be worth it. That makes me very queasy, but
> that's what he said.
And no one should be able to avoid that queasiness.