JCS Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen says our air attacks in Afghanistan aren't working out so well either:
In remarks to scholars, national security experts and the media at the Brookings Institution, Admiral Mullen said that the American air strikes that killed an undetermined number of civilians in Afghanistan’s Farah Province two weeks ago had put the U.S. strategy in the country in jeopardy.
“We cannot succeed in Afghanistan or anywhere else, but let’s talk specifically about Afghanistan, by killing Afghan civilians,” Admiral Mullen said, adding that “we can’t keep going through incidents like this and expect the strategy to work.”
In counterinsurgency warfare, the people are the prize. You can't win them by bombing them. I'm glad Mullen is worrying about this.