US airstrikes hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and killed more than 30 staff members and patients on October 3rd of this year.
Doctors Without Borders, an international medical organization, released its initial review of the attack on Thursday, and stated that: “Patients were burned in their beds, medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs, and others were shot by the circling AC-130 gunship while fleeing the burning building.”
The Pentagon has called the bombing a “mistake.”
Barack Obama issued an apology to the organization several days after the attack.
On Thursday, Fox News host Shepard Smith invited an ex-CIA covert officer, Joshua Katz, on to his program to discuss the deadly airstrikes.
It didn’t take long for the clash between Smith and Katz to start.
Katz stated: “We have Doctors Without Borders who in all cases are actually providing material support to terrorists. They have knowingly and willingly admitted.”
Smith was startled by the comment, and quickly said: “Excuse me?”
Katz then said: “Doctors Without Borders here, Shep, has said that they have provided support to the Taliban.”
Smith began to argue back: “Oh hang on. What doctors do is treat the wounded in war zones since time began. Are you suggesting here that they should not have treated members of the–the ‘terrorists’ as you call them, when they were bleeding and at their doorstep. They should have said ‘No go away’?”
Smith then said he found Katz’s comment “disgusting.”
The two continued to argue throughout the segment.
What do you think of Katz telling Shepard Smith, in reference to the airstrikes, that Doctors Without Borders was “providing material support to terrorists?”