US general booted for Afghan remarks

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. general in Afghanistan was relieved of duty Friday for “inappropriate public comments” after calling the Afghan government “isolated from reality” and President Hamid Karzai “erratic.”

Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller, deputy commander for training Afghan security forces, blasted the Afghan government, military and Karzai in an interview with POLITICO published on Thursday.

He called Karzai “erratic” for recently saying Afghanistan would side with Pakistan if the latter declared war on the U.S.

“Why don’t you just poke me in the eye with a needle!,” Fuller was quoted as saying. “You’ve got to be kidding me … I’m sorry, we just gave you $11.6 billion and now you’re telling me, ‘I don’t really care’?” READ MORE

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