Quotes of the Day

We’re in a lot more danger than we were. HEKMATULLAH, a young farmer in Afghanistan, said from his hospital bed in Kandahar province; doctors have said they’ve been flooded with casualties in recent months as the US-led surge continues
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Open quoteIf they want to be part of a future Afghanistan, they cannot do so over the bodies of so many civilians.Close quote

  • top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan, referring to the Taliban, after a report revealed that the number of civilians killed or injured in the conflict had jumped 31%, despite a fall in the number of casualties caused by NATO-led forces
Photo: Kevin Frayer / AP | Source: The Guardian