Anyone who could call the casualities civilians was of course shot on site as an insurgent.
Because, you know, when you advertise to the Taliban you're coming armed for bear, they're bound to surround themselves with mines to cut off any ability to retreat and wait there as your armada is airlifted in over the mines.
Instead of rounding up all the civilians who wouldn't support them, and surrounding them with the mines at the precise spot where you've previously announced you're attacking.
The better to allow you to commit a war crime.
Of course the Obama Surge, like the Bu$h Surge, will be a great successful media event. How else could you have Petreus Caesar and Jebbie Bu$h in 2012?