Top U.S. General Distances Himself From 'Nuke Afghanistan From Orbit' Comments
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - The top U.S. General in Afghanistan has distanced himself from recent comments on the situation there, saying that "it was simply a bad joke that was not reflective of his overall view," according to a written statement from International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) public affairs.
Gen. John Allen, the commander of ISAF, was quoted last week by a reporter with Newsweek as saying, "We should just take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." He went on to also offer a harsh rebuke of President Hamid Karzai, saying "we should just grease this rat-fuck son-of-a-bitch right now."
Believing that the remarks were off-the-record, he continued to talk of a different strategy for the war.
"Okay. We have several thousand canisters of CN-20," he said, pointing to a map of the suspected location of Haqqani network operatives. "I say we go back in there and nerve gas the whole fuckin' nest."
After an aide cited the possibility of collateral dama…
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