Stop Misinformation About Afghanistan
Gen. Rick Hillier, on a visit to Afghanistan, said the Taliban deliberately blend with local populations in Afghanistan and therefore make it difficult for troops to pick out militants from among ordinary people
General, the Taliban do not wear military uniforms - this is a guerilla war!
Too bad General Hillier does not read any news or talk to his American military colleagues. American General James L. Jones spoke about the situation in Afghanistan last week. General Jones, NATO's commander, cautioned against blaming the Taliban for all the violence in Afghanistan, saying individuals involved in the opium drug tade and other criminal elements are also contributing to the lawlessness plaguing the country.
"This is inaccurate. It doesn't capture the nature of the problem," US Gen. James L. Jones said in a speech.
He stressed that there were others carrying out violence, including remnants of al-Qaida. opium farmers and "the strong presence of the drug cartels which have their own infrastructure, their own export system, their own security system and are feeding the opposition."
"I would caution that we should not make the Taliban 10 feet tall," Jones told the Vienna-based OSCE, Europe's largest security organization.
So, I ask the question, what is General Hillier talking about?