“The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed in the shooting spree attributed to [Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, above] in southern Afghanistan.” According to the AP, “The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. Each wounded person received $11,000 Lalai said. Community elder Jan Agha confirmed the same figures. They were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama, Lalai said.” With 16 dead and six wounded, the bill comes to $800k for the families of the murder victims and $66k for the wounded. And at least twice that much to bribe the officials and tribal leaders who doled out the blood money. Just sayin’ . . .