Taliban militants have executed a seven-year-old boy they accused of being a spy, it emerged today.
The child was abducted from his home and taken to a neighbouring village where he was put on trial.
His captors found him guilty of working for the government.
The child was then hanged in public in the village of Heratiyan, in the southern Sangin district of Helmand province.
Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai condemned the act as a ‘crime against humanity’ if proved and said officials were investigating.
Obama: Taliban Can Be a Part of Afghanistan Government – Taliban: Convert, Die or Become Our Sex Slave
Yesterday I wrote here about the current situation in Afghanistan. For those who don’t know, Obama has come out in favor of having the Taliban as part of the government in Afghanistan. You know, the same Taliban that we fought to remove:
President Barack Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future and appears inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops as needed to keep al-Qaida at bay, a senior administration official said Thursday.
The sharpened focus by Obama’s team on fighting al-Qaida above all other goals, while downgrading the emphasis on the Taliban, comes in the midst of an intensely debated administration review of the increasingly unpopular eight-year-old war.
Remember, Obama was elected because of his outstanding judgement.