Sunday, April 10, 2011

Afghanistan: It would be funny . . .

if it wasn't so sad.
Taliban militants have abducted about 50 young men who wanted to join the national police in the eastern province of Kunar, security officials said Sunday. "These were youths from Vaigal district of Nuristan province who came to the provincial center in hopes of joining the police force," Gen. Shamsul Rehman Zahid Nuristani, the police chief for the Nuristan province, said of the abductions, which took place Saturday. Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban insurgents, claimed responsibility for the abductions in a statement posted on their website, but asserted that the would-be recruits were police. "Today around noon time 50 police of the puppet regime, all unarmed, who came from Nuristan province to this area, were arrested during an armed ambush in Kunar province," the statement said.

In one attack, our enemy kidnaps dozens of men we recruited to fight them.

We've accomplished almost nothing in almost a decade of war in Afghanistan.

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