Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron rambled a bit on his
visit to Afghanistan last December, but ended up sounding
just as deluded as United States President George W. Bush had
been when he proclaimed ''Mission accomplished'' six weeks
after the invasion of Iraq.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two
weeks to leave a key battleground province after some US
soldiers there were found to have tortured or even killed
innocent people, the president's spokesman says.
A suicide bomber killed one American service member and
wounded three other US troops outside a base in southern
Afghanistan shortly after a visit there by US Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta, officials say.
Two US Marines are facing criminal charges for urinating on
the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, actions
caught on a video that was widely circulated on the Internet,
the Marine Corps say.
Four US troops fighting with the NATO-led alliance have been
killed in another suspected "insider" attack in southern
Afghanistan, bringing the total number of deaths this weekend
caused by Afghans turning on their allies to six.