To hear the Obama administration's take on it, one might think that Americans just sorta accidentally dropped a bomb on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, but the reality is quite different: the airstrikes continued for over half an hour; leaving 22 dead. And officials led by our Nobel Peace Prize recipient - who is reportedly heading to Roseburg, Oregon in a couple of days to lecture everyone about gun control - have changed their story four times in four days. But have no fear; they're investigating the heck out of the incident, and we all know just how committed they are to transparency.
But for some reason, DWB today called for an independent criminal investigation into what they described as not only a war crime but an attack upon the Geneva Conventions. They want the International Criminal Court involved. It's almost as if they don't trust the Obama administration to investigate itself! And rushing to the defense of the administration today was none other than that stalwart establishment Democratic Republican, GOPe darling John McCain:
Hmm. Well, Johnny, when you bomb the hell out of a hospital for over half an hour, I don't think it can reasonably be characterized as "an accident". Especially not in view of the fact that DWB have relayed the GPS coordinates of their facility to the U.S. military on multiple occasions. And the Afghans justify the sustained airstrikes on account of they was Tailbans in there.
Yes, Johnny, DWB attends to all arrivals, even when some of them is Tailbans; it's part of their mission. Not everyone may appreciate it, but it's still no justification for blasting the hell out of a hospital. So DWB is rightly upset, and they really have no reasons to trust the administration's investigation of itself. Yet the administration is not about to accept an independent investigation, for some odd reason.