We destroy a hospital. We call it a mistake. We say, “Sorry.” We think that makes things all better.
We are deluded.
“We started a fire, good effects.” ...
“The investigation concluded that the personnel involved did not know they were striking a medical facility,” Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of the military’s Central Command, said at a news conference. “They were absolutely trying to do the right thing.”
(--from, Doctors With Enemies: Did Afghan Forces Target the M.S.F. Hospital?) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/magazine/doctors-with-enemies-did-afghan-forces-target-the-msf-hospital.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&action=click&contentCollection=magazine®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0Yeah, the right thing. Shooting and bombing and killing.
How disappointing that language is ruptured and septic from trying to force and fit the horrible into it.