06 November 2011

Another General Fired in Afghanistan

Dan McNeill, Stan McChrystal, and now Peter Fuller - all fired in Afghanistan. LTC Yingling might want to write a new column. It appears that you can be perfectly competent, and speak and impolitic truth, and get handed your walking papers.

A senior US commander has been dismissed after he made disparaging comments about Afghanistan's leaders.

Maj Gen Peter Fuller, deputy commander of Nato's Afghan training mission, said in an interview with Politico the country's leadership was "isolated from reality".

It is not clear whether Gen Fuller will be reassigned or will retire.

The head of US forces in Afghanistan says Gen Fuller's comments do not represent the US-Afghan relationship.

Gen John Allen described the two countries as "solid", adding: "The Afghan people are an honourable people, and comments such as these will not keep us from accomplishing our most critical and shared mission - bringing about a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan."

Pentagon spokesman George Little said Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was aware of the remarks but said that Gen Fuller had been speaking for himself and not the Department of Defense.

It would be nice if our generals kept their mouths shut in public. It would also be nice if our politicians held our "allies" to a bit better standards.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Matt Purvis said...

They may officially state that Fuller's comments don't represent the US-Afghan relationship, but he fails to broach Karzai's comments and actions. Do Karzai's comments represent the US-Afghan relationship?