Friday, April 24, 2009

Female U.S. Forces in Pakistan?

Not that the Taliban are noted for their truthful answers (perhaps their truthiness), but today's New York Times quotes Pakistani Taliban spokesman Haji Muslim Khan as saying "Taliban anger was partly caused by the presence of female American soldiers in the region."
Really? We have troops in the Buner District (let alone female troops)? Or maybe they mean Southwest Asia as a whole. I know we have a base just inside Pakistan where we launch our Predator drones, and it is concevable that we have female troops on the base, but to attribute the Taliban's anger to their presence is pretty far fetched.
The video, from Britan's Channel 4 News, is quite good.

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