Nine Years On……..Afghan Police

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Where has the new found slanderous noise gatherings, ‘teabagger patriot’s’, been for the past years, before the new administration, and their messages now?

Where is their noise about ‘their’ taxes, and children being left in debt, as to these State AG’s coming out to try and take down the Health Care Bill, just signed, I mean hey, it’s State funds and time by many being spent, that these States don’t have so will need to run up even further huge and growing deficits, don’t know about where you are but we’ve got libraries and schools closing plus, not to mention they certainly sound like lawsuits by Political Activist Lawyers, don’t they hate those.

Know where they were then, saw much of their thoughts on message boards with articles and such over these past years.

I’ll show you at the bottom where many are today, the day after, but first a few reports on the present results of that past.

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

A police training exercise in Kandahar.

23 March 2010 Poor marksmanship. Lack of discipline. Corruption. Drug use. And if that weren’t enough to cast doubt on many of the recruits being trained for the Afghan National Police (ANP), there’s also illiteracy and an unfamiliarity with toilet paper.


When President Obama conducted a review of the situation in Afghanistan earlier this month, Newsweek reports he was stunned when Lt. Gen. William Caldwell (who took over the training program last November) informed him that police hadn’t been trained in the eight years since the U.S. invaded. “All we did was give [recruits] a uniform,” he said.

“Eight years? And we didn’t train police? It’s mind-boggling,” the president replied. –>–>–>

That above is a snippet of a report over at CBS that leads you to the report at Newsweek:

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

Six billion dollars later, the Afghan National Police can’t begin to do their jobs right-never mind relieve American forces.

Six Billion and not only counting but actually much more, as that’s just for the so called training that was supposed to be taking place for some six years and not the other billions on billions on billions……….., which before was on the credit card and off budget.

Noise then from the teabagger patriots, ‘crickets’!

NATO Focuses on Training Police Force in Afghanistan

Afghan National army and policemen patrol during a training exercise by U.S forces at the forward operating base Kutschbach in Tagab valley, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, 4 March 2009

23 March 2010 The head of the NATO training mission is in Europe this week with his Afghan counterparts to attend the Afghan National Police Development conference in Brunssum, Holland, discussing the progress of the mission and soliciting support for more assistance. ┬áLieutenant General William Caldwell spoke exclusively to VOA. –>–>–>

Afghan police now must be literate to serve

March 23, 2010 Requirement part of efforts to reform force

STUTTGART, Germany – For the first time, recruits coming into the much-maligned Afghan National Police will need to be able to do more than just don a uniform and look the part. They also must be able to read. I wonder what kind of Police Test Prep they will now have to go through to prove this and how it will impact the forces as a whole.

As of March 13, mandatory literacy training has been incorporated into all of NATO’s Afghan security force training programs. The hope is that basic literacy instruction will help reverse sky-high attrition rates that hamper efforts to build a stable force.

“No longer can you come in and just be a policeman,” said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, commander of the new NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan. “You need to be able to write down things you see and hear.” –>–>–>

Who have been really making out on all those Billions, we all know now don’t we:

Private contractors vie for billion-dollar deal to train Afghan police

In Afghanistan, an effective national police force could be key to maintaining peace throughout the country and in supporting a withdrawal of US forces, scheduled to begin the middle of next year. But after eight years, the national police force remains understaffed, under-trained and poorly equipped. Now, a billion dollar contract for private US firms to train Afghan police officers is bringing attention to the failed US policy. –>–>–>

The interview with Journalist Pratap Chatterjee’s and his latest article is “Policing Afghanistan: How Afghan Police Training Became a Trainwreck.”

And his two books: Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation

And Halliburton’s Army

And they’re the ones that the teabager types were telling us all were the only ones that were qualified to do the job, Above Even Our Military!

Well here’s them patriots today:

The ‘teabagger’ Regulars,

citizen militia of their 21st century amerika!


  1. It just makes me sick.

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