Lousy Monday Morning…

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Afghan girls.

It’s tough getting up the week before Christmas to hear of those 10 young Afghan girls killed by a landmine Monday as they gathered firewood in Nangahar province in the eastern part of the country.

One of them reportedly detonated an old mine with an ax. They were between 9 and 13 years old.

“These precious children were innocent victims,” Marine General John Allen said in a statement. “I express my sincere sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of those affected.”

Then you feel guilty because your mind thinks: not as bad as western Connecticut.