According to a ‘Afghan official,’ the United States paid $50,000 and $11,000 respectively for each death and injury from the shooting spree that left 17 dead and some number wounded in Kandahar province. That’s up from the usual $2,000 and $1,000 in ‘compensation payments’ for what is called civilian casualties. This dramatic increase is because of ‘the devastating nature of the incident.’
The families of the dead, who received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. He and community elder Jan Agha confirmed the payout amounts.
So what’s this about the money coming from President Obama instead of the American people?