Pointless "news". No, worse than pointless
The CBS Evening News led with a "story" about Bale's wife, and childhood friends, and all those people who thought he was wonderful and one guy who said lots of people have financial troubles... I'm all for realizing that the Endless War has broken our army, and a lot of our soldiers along with it. But I'm noticing something.
We're spending an awful lot of time talking about him. And not much about the people who were killed. It's part of the whole Othering of the enemy, of course, something we've been doing for a long time to make the Endless War bearable. But it's long past time to just fucking stop it.
Let's remember the sixteen civilians - men, women, and children - who died that night. Maybe a story about their husbands or childhood friends... Or even them.
They had names, too.
Mohamed Dawood son of Abdullah
Khudaydad son of Mohamed Juma
Shatarina daughter of Sultan Mohamed
Zahra daughter of Abdul Hamid
Nazia daughter of Dost Mohamed
Masooma daughter of Mohamed Wazir
Farida daughter of Mohamed Wazir
Palwasha daughter of Mohamed Wazir
Nabia daughter of Mohamed Wazir
Esmatullah daughter of Mohamed Wazir
Faizullah son of Mohamed Wazir
Essa Mohamed son of Mohamed Hussain
Akhtar Mohamed son of Murrad Ali
Haji Mohamed Naim son of Haji Sakhawat
Mohamed Sediq son of Mohamed Naim