I’ve read a number of reports in all sorts of outlets that since yesterday, the US has been dropping cluster bombs on Afghanistan. This is interesting from the standpoint that cluster bombs are anti-personnel weapons. Rather than simply destroying strategic fixed targets, we’ve started targetting people. Needless to say, if you drop cluster bombs in civilian areas, civilians are going to be killed, and since this phase of our attack has started, reports of civilian casualties are growing. Whether you’re actually “targetting” those civilians or not is a matter of semantics. This should also put to rest the myth of the “surgical strike.” War isn’t surgical.