I have deep sympathy for the victims of the school killings in Newtown, Connecticut. However, I feel greater sympathy for those Afghan families that are butchered in silence by American drones. They are not mourned by the world, nor even noticed by the media. Yet their lives are equally valuable. The same blood flows in their veins and the same flesh adorns their skeletons. But to the US, if they are anything at all, they are mere statistics.