American goals and objectives in Afghanistan are so varied and so many in number–protecting Afghan women, making Afghanistan a western style democracy, eradicating the Taliban, snuffing out al-Qaeda, slash and burning poppy fields, etc.–that it is no surprise that the war effort there is a miserable failure.
Afghan refugee children, for instance, are dying in unprecedented numbers from exposure to cold. What a war that we’re fighting.
While the data from the survey is still being compiled, she said, Ms. Bara expects the number of children under 5 who died to total 120. “I would say 100 of them for sure were due to cold weather — despite our help,” she said. “Nobody saw it coming.” That worked out to a mortality rate of 2.5 per 10,000 children per day, establishing it as a full-fledged humanitarian disaster, she said.