Thursday, October 8, 2009

Obama Afghan Cultural Adviser Tells General McChrystal She Doesn’t See Any Taliban-Al Qaeda Connections Through Burka

During a meeting on Air Force One, President Obama’s cultural adviser on the war in Afghanistan assured a skeptical General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces there, that she could see no connection between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, paving the way for the president’s acceptance of some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan's political future.

“But then again,” she said, “I can’t see much of anything through this burka.”

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