ATTACK ON TERROR
Not in the Plan
When U.S. aircraft began their assaults on Afghan targets, the Pentagon claimed that only suspected terrorist hide-outs and military installations would be hit. Perhaps inevitably, that turned out to be wrong.
And this week a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman acknowledged that several bombs had gone astray, hitting an old people’s home and residential areas of Kabul. According to the Taliban, 100 people died in the raids. Still the forces ranged against Osama bin Laden were no nearer to finding the elusive terrorist leader. Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted in...