Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that one of his goals is to help ensure that the Afghan people know who "has been killing the vast majority" of innocent civilians in their country.
"There's no love lost for the Taliban," he said. Afghans remember the oppression of the Taliban regime, he noted.
Petraeus harkened back to his previous experience heading the U.S. military surge in Iraq. The terror group Al Qaeda in Iraq was hurt by successful U.S. efforts to give them an "extremist" label, he asserted.