BACKLASH

Karzai: Troops Photo ‘Disgusting’

The Afghan government has condemned the photos of U.S. soldiers posing with the mangled remains of Afghan suicide bombers, with President Karzai denouncing the images in a statement as “inhuman” and “disgusting” and calling for a swift transition from NATO to Afghan security to prevent “any bad actions by foreign troops.” The pictures have drawn attention to a perceived breakdown in leadership and discipline during the war and heightened tensions between the U.S. and Afghanistan as the Obama administration pushes to sign a strategic deal with Karzai on foreign presence in the country. Meanwhile, the Taliban has vowed to seek revenge against U.S. troops in the country.