Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is attempting the U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan that mistakenly killed seven children “unacceptable.”

The options by Sanders, the progressive champion and runner as rather a lot as now-President Biden all through the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, comes all through the wake of an acknowledgment by the Pentagon that the assault was a “tragic mistake.”

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At the time of the August 29 assault, the Pentagon talked in regards to the strike had centered an Islamic State suicide bomber amid the U.S. led evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies at Kabul’s worldwide airport, by the remaining days of the U.S. withdrawal from the warn torn Central Asian nation.

The head of U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie, the highest of the U.S. Central Command, talked about that on the time he was assured the drone strike took out averted an imminent menace to U.S. forces on the airport.

But tales of civilian causalities shortly emerged and U.S. navy leaders later concluded that the strike killed 10 civilians, together with seven children.

Asked on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday if is snug with the Biden administration’s ‘over the horizon’ safety, Sanders talked about “I certainly hope they understand what happened and make sure that never happens again. This is not only a human tragedy, it reflects on us before the entire world. It’s unacceptable.”