September 7th, 2009
08:27 AM ET

Germany calls for probe into Afghan airstrike

A victim of an ISAF airstrike on a hijacked oil tanker is carried into the Kunduz hospital on Friday.

A victim of an ISAF airstrike on a hijacked oil tanker is carried into the Kunduz hospital on Friday.


The German chancellor on Sunday called for a quick and thorough investigation into a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan that killed at least 90 people.

The German commander in the area called in the airstrike Friday in the northern Kunduz province. It happened as Afghans tried to siphon fuel from two tankers hijacked by the Taliban a day earlier.

"Regarding the Kunduz incident, I would first like to clarify that the German government and I personally want to see a NATO investigative team swiftly put together that will carry out a thorough and quick explanation of what took place and whether there were civilians killed," Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters.

"If there have been civilians among the victims, I will, of course, deeply regret this."

The total death toll has varied depending on the source, but local Afghan officials have said at least half of those killed were civilians.

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Filed under: Afghanistan
September 7th, 2009
08:16 AM ET

From Buckley to Beck: Where Did We Go Wrong?

David Frum
For the New Majority

Sam Tanenhaus’ latest book, The Death of Conservatism, argues that conservatism must decide whether it is a movement of cultural revenge or a governing philosophy. NewMajority has asked conservatives to weigh in. First up: Austin Bramwell, a former National Review trustee, and Geoffrey Kabaservice, our resident GOP historian who at one time contributed research to Tanenhaus.

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Filed under: Republicans
September 7th, 2009
07:41 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 9/4/09

Editor's Note: After Friday night's AC360°, we received a lot of comments and opinions about the upcoming Presidential speech to students around the country. Some of you think people should have respect for the office of the president and allow the children to hear what he has to say, but others believe it should be a choice. What do you think?

For years "as long as I can remember" I have had to respect the leader of this country, agreeing or disagreeing. I am upset that parents are disrespecting President Obama and the education process. Will they guild their children’s lives of what they agree to let them learn. They need to review the things Bush said and no one protested....no matter what Obama can't do anything RIGHT. We now have a great, educated President

Anderson please tell America they are acting worse than other countries. They have gone crazy. it is bad when Americans won't let their children watch our president speak.


Filed under: 360° Radar
September 7th, 2009
07:28 AM ET
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