It is understandable that Hamid Karzai wants to know what’s up with the US troops inside his country…after all, they are in there and taking controll of stuff…and stuff…
It is also understandable that he warn clearly against any prisoner abuse by U.S. troops, especially after it was discovered that some of the Abu Ghraib alumni were in Afhganistan before being transfered to Iraq.
However, to demand complete control over U.S. troops? Whoa, buddy, whoa.
Hours before flying to Washington for talks with the President Bush, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai demanded greater control Saturday over American military operations in his country and called for vigorous punishment of any U.S. troops who mistreat prisoners.
“No operations inside Afghanistan should take place without the consultation of the Afghan government,” the told reporters.
Yeah? Maybe you should get your own troops, so they can conduct all the operations they want that will be in accordance to your government and your needs. While American troops are there, they will continue to conduct operation orders coming from their Army, not from your unstable government.