[ The phrase ‘receiving end’ – leaps readily to mind here ]
In other news from Afghanistan,
a new public opinion poll of young Afghan men in Kandahar and Helmand provinces has been released by the International Council on Security and Development.
The poll founded that 92 percent of young men in those regions knew nothing about the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States;
40 percent think NATO forces are there “to destroy Islam” or Afghanistan itself;
61 percent believe that Afghan national security forces will not be able to cope without international support;
and 56 percent suspect that Afghan policemen are helping the Taliban.
[ Yes, and why are we killing these people here again ?
( Because that’s just what we’re doing … ) ]