March 11th, 2012
09:36 AM ET
10 years ago

Reid: Afghanistan shooting ‘was absolutely wrong'

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday that the recent shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier was "very very sad" and that "our hearts go out to these innocent people."

"One of our soldiers went into a couple of homes and just killed people at random - very very sad especially following that incident dealing with the Qurans," Reid, D-Nevada, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It's just not a good situation. Our troops are under such tremendous pressure in Afghanistan. It's a war unlike no other war we've been involved in, but no one can condone or make any suggestion that what he did was right. It was absolutely wrong."

An American soldier left his base and shot Afghan civilians in Kandahar province, killing 16 people and wounding an unspecified number of others, provincial council member Haji Agha Lali said Sunday.

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  1. Donkey Party

    He'll be embraced as a hero by the right-wing. The right-wingers have lost all respect, dignity, integrity, honor, and compassion (not that they really had much to begin with).

    March 11, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. once upon a horse

    Sen Reid hope you're ready for a right wing attack for saying this because you're going to get one. Saying that you are sorry for anythng one may have done wrong is not acceptable to the FoxNews bunch, it's called "Cowboy Diplomacy" remember?

    March 11, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  3. diridi

    do not say it is wrong, because republican pigs nag on you...idiots of GOP.

    March 11, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The political aspect of the war in Afghanistan is making winning the war impossible. That is Obama, as commander in chief, and nothing else.

    March 11, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    @ Rick McDaniel

    you're right what we need is Bush back in there he was really good at winning and ending wars...and not the last Bush bit the first one.

    March 11, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. FedUp

    But it is still ok for them to behead Americans.

    March 11, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. American

    Hey support our troops. Its not like we prosecute war criminals over here. From Bush and Cheney on down to the lowliest Marine.

    March 11, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. Donkey Party

    FedUp –

    When did Afghan civilians behead any US servicemen? Are you so ignorant that you believe your own lies?

    March 11, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |