WHO needs “anger management”?

Dave Markland, the blogmeister at Stopwar.ca has shared this about how Task Force Afghanistan Commander Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance spoke firmly to the community near where some attacks on Canadian troops happened, and said development could cease if there was no co-operation (i.e., information about or prevention of such attacks).

Markland’s closing remarks in his post:

“Vance’s patronizing words and negotiation-by-threat seem ill-suited to improve what are evidently already strained relations with the elders.”

As opposed to how the Taliban “wins hearts and minds”?  Maybe threats in the night of violence, beheading, or blowing up buses full of civilians is less “ill-suited”?

Some might say there’s a case to be made for the Taliban to need some anger management themselves based on how they treat women.

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