Afghanistan: 500 demonstrators march on parliament, demand withdrawal of U.S. commandos from Wardak province
Another indication of what all our blood and treasure has won for us in Afghanistan: nothing. “Afghans protest US special operators in Wardak,” by Rahim Faiez and Kimberly Dozier for the Associated Press, March 16 (thanks to Maxwell):
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) “” Several hundred demonstrators chanting “U.S. special operations forces out!” marched to the Afghan parliament building in Kabul Saturday, protesting the continued presence of U.S. commandos in Afghanistan’s troubled Wardak province.
Kabul’s deputy police chief Gen. Mohammad Daud Amin said the demonstration of roughly 500 Afghans has been peaceful.
The demonstrators are demanding the release of nine local citizens they believe were detained by the U.S. forces. Banners in the Afghan languages of Pashto and Dari as well as English read, “I want my father,” and “We want our prisoners back from the government, dead or alive.”
“Americans and U.S. special operations forces must leave,” said protester Abdul Hadi….
Indeed. Leave the whole country.