I think we can probably expect the civilian casualty figures to be grossly bloated out of proportion by the media which will have more people up in arms about the whole campaign as they are otherwise ignorant of what is really going on out there. It really winds me up when i see people talking in the news about how there have been "hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians killed" and how ISAF and the coalition has killed "thousands of children" in the country, or that ISAF is in fact somehow responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties when it is clearly the opposite by an enormous margin.
I really wish they would do some independent research in to the topic instead of merely blurting what the sensationalist press print, even worse is the fact that the press often seems to follow the line of insurgent propaganda, even here in the UK especially where airborne and drone operations are concerned.
If only people tried to find out the real story, it often makes me question as to who the public really supports in this whole thing.
I also believe that 2012 has sadly been a record year for Green on Blue attacks, quite awful this whole business.
We must be thankful for the coalition’s sacrifices. RIP.