US offer protection to Afghan civilians for US$10 per week
The US general in charge of troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has reaffirmed that his main priority is to reduce civilian casualties and collateral damage, but warned that such a policy would come at a price.
Speaking to recent jirga, Gen. McChrystal told tribal elders: ‘Nice country you’ve got here; be a shame if anything was to happen to it. After all bullets can stray, bombs can go off, unmanned drones can accidentally target a hospital – know what I mean? $10 a week per household ain’t too much to ask is it?’
McChrystal has also defended the lack of progress in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden: ‘We’re reviewing our bank account and the moment a payment is missed… well, caves collapse, avalanches happen… know what I mean?’
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Posted: Aug 22nd, 2009 by Guest
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