|Wesley Clark "feels very sad" after killing children
||[Mar. 5th, 2007|09:45 am]
Guerrilla News Group
"We had a malfunction with a cluster bomb unit, and a couple of grenades fell on a schoolyard, and some, I think three, school children were killed in Nish. And two weeks later, I got a letter from a Serb grandfather. He said, “You've killed my granddaughter.” He said, “I hate you for this, and I’ll kill you.” And I got this in the middle of the war. And it made me very, very sad. We certainly never wanted to do anything like that. But in war, accidents happen. And that's why you shouldn't undertake military operations unless every other alternative has been exhausted, because innocent people do die. And I think the United States military was as humane and careful as it possibly could have been in the Kosovo campaign. But still, civilians died. And I’ll always regret that.Did Clark regret it enough to resign? Nope. He goes on:
There we have it. According to Wesley Clark sometimes the cluster bomb is most appropriate and humane weapon and feels very very sad about the children he killed with such a humane indiscriminate weapon - they were very very sadly in the way of his bigger goal.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think cluster bombs should be banned?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: You know, we used, I think 1,400-plus cluster bombs. And there's a time when you have to use cluster bombs: when they're the most appropriate and humane weapon.