Pentagon Admits U.S./Afghan Night Raid Deal Is a Joke

The U.S. is publicly describing the deal with the Karzai administration on night raids as a big deal, but Pentagon spokespeople are crystal clear that the deal doesn’t give any new recognition to the right of Afghans to control their own affairs.

 From Stars and Stripes:

“This is not about [giving Afghan officials] a veto at all,” [Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby] said.

Whose country is Afghanistan again?


Photo credit: NYT, 2009

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