05 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



US general fired over Afghan leader remarks

US commander relieved of training duties after making critical comments about President Hamid Karzai during interview.

In the interview, Fuller depicted Afghan officials as detached and unappreciative of US sacrifices and financial contributions to Afghanistan after 10 years of war.

“Why don’t you just poke me in the eye with a needle! You’ve got to be kidding me – I’m sorry, we just gave you $11.6bn and now you’re telling me, ‘I don’t really care?'”

The interview also quotes Fuller as saying Afghanistan did not recognise the sacrifice in “treasure and blood” the US was making for its security.

Last Modified: 05 Nov 2011 10:39 GMT

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