Department Of Defense Respond To Botched U.S. Airstrike

( )- An internal review at the Department of Defense just concluded that the airstrike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians during the final days of Biden’s disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan was the result of “poor intelligence.”

The horrifying airstrike, which killed innocent people and children and did not take out ISIS-K terrorists as first claimed, was also the result of “rushed decision making.”

Despite this, however, the deadly strike didn’t technically violate any laws.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Sami Said revealed that it’s “not criminal conduct or negligence.”

How is rushed decision-making not negligence?

During a Pentagon press briefing, Said didn’t provide many details or specifics about the decisions that led up to the airstrike, where not a single enemy combatant was killed or hurt.

Even though the review didn’t conclude that any criminal action was taken, those involved with making the decision may well still face disciplinary actions – but, we’ll see.

The strike occurred on August 29. A Hellfire missile was dropped on a property that Zemari Ahmadi had entered – a man who works for U.S. based aid organization Nutrition and Education International. The bomb killed seven children and three men, including Ahmadi, who turned out not to be linked to terrorist activity.

Just imagine if this strike had occurred during the Trump administration, and what the Democrats would be calling for.

The August 29 strike immediately drew criticism as reports leaked that innocent people were killed, but it took weeks for the Pentagon to finally admit that it had gone terribly wrong. Immediately after the strike, Arm. Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor claimed that the vehicle initially targeted by the strike was “known to be an imminent ISIS-K threat.”

It wasn’t.