Paul McGeough on Afghanistan

Watched Dateline and read McG’s articles in SMH on Sat and today.

I find it so incredible how the Afghans enjoy playing us for fools, trying to con us out of foreign aid money but then dealing with the Taliban too.

Do Afghans ever see these types of reports or read about them?

Do they realise how they appear?

Do they have laptops and wireless internet access?

Can they translate the material?

They all look so young and insouciant and insolent, toying with the US officers.

Meanwhile, we’re paying for a $US100 million highway “being built by the international security forces”.

One of the US officers joined the army to “destroy the enemy” so he seems frustrated by having to pussyfoot around being diplomatic.

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