Give Karzai what he wants: leave Afghanistan
The Kansas City Star
The United States should bow to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s wishes to speed up the U.S. troop exit from his country.
Karzai is right to be disturbed by new pictures of U.S. troops posing with body parts of dead insurgents.
A statement from the Afghan presidential palace to the Los Angeles Times this week after that newspaper published the photos that U.S. soldiers’ said the behavior depicted in the shots was “inhumane and provocative.”
“It is such a disgusting act to take photos with body parts and then share it with others,” the statement said.
The U.S. has apologized again and is investigating the incident. The pictures were taken in 2010. The NATO presence in Afghanistan, which includes the United States, is expected to wind down by the end of 2014.