June 27th, 2011
11:09 AM ET

Lashkar Gah: Inside the new Afghanistan

NATO wants to give Lashkar Gah - the capital of the volatile Helmand province - over to the Afghans to handle security from July onward. But allegations of police brutality, Taliban prevalence and violence abound. Is this really the Afghanistan we want to leave behind. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

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  1. Dindy

    Respect the people who sacrificed their lives to destroy most dangerous people who attacked almost everywhere in this world!!

    July 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. .

    can you post something original? Some logical, thoughtful comment on the subject?

    June 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michele G

    Note to all trolls who would distort the truth:

    The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, for a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."

    June 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      And USA lernt very well those propaganda techniques like wikileaks showed recently.

      June 28, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Michele G

      and it is you who plays this game on these threads.

      June 28, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I am just making the ANTI-PROPAGANDA

        June 28, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Come on Michele G, don't you think that the right-wing thugs in Washington know that? They learned quite well from Hitler and Goebbels and are now distorting the truth about Afghanistan and Iraq. The truth is, is that the Afghans do not want foreign rule but the right-wing thugs keep telling us otherwise!!!

      June 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • .

        how many times can you use the term "right wing thugs" in a paragraph and not sound foolish?

        June 29, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. /

    http://www.emergency.it/afghanistan/surgical-centres.html

    June 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan from Detroit, MI

    Anything to make NATO look good. Now we see where our hard earned tax money goes while in this country,schools and libraries are closing,roads and bridges falling into disrepair and the right-wing thugs on Capitol Hill now want to cut our Social Security and Medicare even further. Now Barack Obama has adopted the Republican habit of putting second things first!!!

    June 27, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Good posting, Dan. Thank you.

      June 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |