On days when almost every news bulletin brings grim news of more deaths of young British soldiers, surely the question needs to be asked. especially by those of you who are british: - how can they hope to instil anything close to a trusted civil force , given the appalling calibre of Afghan police recruits, as described in the following article ?
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...-take-drugs.doThe soldier said: "It was difficult just getting them to a basic level, to do things like man a post. "They would take drugs, go to sleep, leave their post, have sex with each other. Very few were vigilant or alert."
A recent article documented the fact that they can't be trusted alone in villages from which the Taliban have been driven out because of their practice of raping young village boys. http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/07/...-us-uk-troops/