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Petraeus Offends Afghan Government

Who does he think he is, Stanley McChrystal? General David Petraeus apparently caused offense to Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s aides in a closed-door meeting by suggesting Afghan citizens burned their own children and then blamed the U.S. His exact remarks are unknown, but The Washington Post heard about them from several people in the room. At dispute is a U.S. operation in Afghanistan’s Ghaziabad district. The U.S. says no civilians died, but people in Ghaziabad say 50 civilians died.