The U.S. military said two American troops were killed by “an individual wearing an ANP (Afghan National Police) uniform” in Wardak province on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor, said the policeman fired on the Americans while they were patrolling together Friday night, killing two and injuring two.
Halim Fidai, governor of Wardak, said two people who recommended the alleged assailant for his job were in custody for questioning. Fidai also said a joint team of American and Afghan officials was investigating the attack, interviewing both the American soldiers and the Afghans who had been on the patrol to learn what happened and how the gunman escaped.
I never trusted those ANP guys in Wardak. It always seemed like we had problems mostly when those guys were around. I know of at least one instance when they said “if you stay in this village tonight, you will be attacked” and they weren’t wrong… but it almost seemed like it was a threat more than a warning. I guess my misgivings were well founded.
I hope Obama gets his act together and sends those 40,000 troops that General McChrystal requested. Hell, considering he’s not intimidating or persuasive enough to get the Olympics in Chicago it’s no wonder the Taliban are emboldened as of late.