January 9, 2013

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Obama Criticized For Visiting Brutal Afghan Intelligence Official. “A leading U.S. human rights organization said it is outraged by the president’s decision to greet Khalid, who has been accused of abuses including torture and drug trafficking even as he distinguished himself as a Karzai ally and anti-Taliban figure in his native Kandahar. . . . The president’s visit ‘created the impression that the United States is not concerned about his record of brutality and the abuse and corruption ordinary Afghans have suffered at his hands,’ Roth wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post.”