Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney says it’s important to wait for all of the facts to come in before casting judgment on the alleged killing of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier. McInerney adds the relationship between our two countries is far more tense than it needs to be and he lays much of that blame at the feet of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, especially for his weak efforts to restore calm after the recent Quran burnings.

“It was burned appropriately and Karzai should have articulated that.”

McInerney also explains why he thinks it’s time to scale down our presence in Afghanistan, abandon fruitless nation building efforts and focus on taking out Taliban and other terrorist targets.

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