So casting them in a bad light or portraying their actions as anything but of the highest order is utterly inappropriate.
At first, NATO blamed a Taliban bomb for the death of a captive British aid worker during an American rescue attempt in eastern Afghanistan. Two days later, the coalition changed its account, saying Monday that U.S. forces may have detonated a grenade that killed Linda Norgrove during the operation to free her. British Prime Minister David Cameron defended Friday’s rescue mission, saying his government authorized it only after learning that Norgrove’s life was in grave danger. The U.S. military, which carried out the raid because the aid worker was being held in a region under American command, said it would investigate the incident with British cooperation.
It’s sad that the rescue attempt ended badly- but the troopers involved could not have meant any harm to her. The only proper thing to say to both family (and soldiers) is- God knows, they (you) did their (your) best. To suggest otherwise is to cast darkness into light.
- US grenade may have killed British aid worker Linda Norgrove (independent.co.uk)
- You: Rescue attempt may have killed British aid worker in Afghanistan (washingtonpost.com)