U.S. Pays $2,000 and Apologizes to Kin of Afghans Killed by Marines. Average payout to 9/11 victims is 1.7 million
According to an article in the New York Times on May 9, 2007, the U.S. agreed to pay $2,000.00 to the relatives of Afghans killed by Maries. The U.S. paid an average of 1.7 million to 9/11 victims and victim's families. Are U.S. lives more valuable than Afghan lives?
“I stand before you today, deeply, deeply ashamed and terribly sorry that Americans have killed and wounded innocent Afghan people,” Colonel Nicholson said, recounting to reporters the words he had used in the meetings. In a videoconference to reporters at the Pentagon, he added, “We made official apologies on the part of the U.S. government” and paid $2,000 for each death.