You did NOT get me, unless YOU didn't get it. I wrote THREE times that the civilian deaths were , and I used the same adjectives all three times, regrettable. They always are and I always hope that somehow the U.S. can go after the Bin Laden types, the terrorists, kill them but avoid killing innocent lives. Are you going to compare the number of civilians killed in Iraq under GWB and the number of civilians killed by drones . Look at my above post a few minutes ago, I just detailed it for you, 400 to 1. BTW, no innocent deaths are negligeable. Every life is important.<quoted text>
Ah, I got you!!! You admit that it is okay to kill civilians if they are illegal combatants (as defined by the Geneva Accords) but what about the civilians that help them?
I flew Medevac for a time in the Army and I had Geneva Non-Combatant ID card. In other words, if captured I would not be a POW but a "detainee" whom they are to return to their country as soon as possible. But the Red Cross on the side of a helicopter does not show up on a radar scope so I assumed certain risks.
Your service, either as a combatant or Medivac, was, no matter the nature of war, valiant and noble if you were an honest soldier. I assume you were, so thank you for that, as you were putting your life on the line.