Carter: Bombing of Iraqis Was a Mistake


ash carterDefense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Saturday said that a U.S. airstrike was likely responsible for the deaths of Iraqi soldiers. Early reports indicate the deaths of nine or 10 people.

The incident, he said, appeared to be “a mistake that involved both sides.” Carter’s comments come after reports on Friday that Iraqi soldiers had been killed by fire from U.S. planes.

The U.S.-led coalition has launched an investigation into the incident, the first reported instance of friendly fire since the U.S. began bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq last year. Read more at The Washington Post.



  1. The deaths of innocents, allies and civilians during wartime has been a tragic and unavoidable byproduct of war since the beginning of time. The Obama administration’s harsh condemnations (yes, plural) of Israeli-caused collateral damage, despite Israel taking measures above and beyond what any other country has ever done to avoid such casualties, is infuriating.

  2. So where are all the condemnations from all members of the UN, why don’t we hear that this cycle of violence must immediately stop. There should be a commission to research who’s responsible, and the president of the US along with any solider involved, should face the international criminal court… Sure, what a twisted world government exits out there