Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Afghan soldiers have killed at least 13 NATO soldiers in 2012, but, of course, no outrage....

Thirteen NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan by members of the Afghan security forces since the beginning of 2012, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces, General John Allen told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. But don't expect any outrage from President Obama or his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai - for indeed such profound expressions of ire have been reserved exclusively for Afghans who are killed.

As noted previously, over the last several weeks, seven U.S. soldiers have been killed by Afghan soldiers, but, as the AP noted, the Pentagon's casualty announcements on the aforementioned soldiers did not mention that they were killed by Afghan soldiers, presumably because these facts do not comport well with the Obama administration's praise, and its assessment, of the Afghan security forces, who are slated to fill the vacuum in 2014, when all U.S. forces have exited the country in accordance with Obama's 2014 withdrawal deadline.

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