Gen. David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, is on a visit to Pakistan and has urged the country to step up pressure on the Afghan Taliban. CNN's Arwa Damon interviews the general in Pakistan.
Wait. I retract my previous statement. I have learned that there, in fact, may be a degree of duplicity in dealing with our Pakistani "allies." Also, I have seen now that, since I have never been called upon (pronounced VOLUNTEERED) to serve, it is nowhere near the realm of my influence to say such brazen things as "I think the General needs to pull out his forces and go home." I see now that it's not his decision... He is a Soldier, doing what Soldiers do: follow orders. Further, I don't even have the numbers of the civilian death toll. And it's clear that unless I present numbers, I'm talking out of my ass. I have been ignorant. Readers, please forgive me.
what else do they want from Pakistan? by comparing the civil death toll during this war it is evident that Pakistan has done enough! I think the general needs to pull out his forces and go home
Afghanistan Crossroads is where CNN's reporting converges -- bringing you a diversity of voices, stunning images and video, global perspectives and the latest news from on the ground in Afghanistan and around the world.
- This blog was archived in October 2011.
From all parts of the world and spanning all ages, more than 2,500 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Afghanistan.
Explore the names, ages and faces of the fallen