June 29th, 2010
10:46 AM ET

Petraeus: "There's no love lost for the Taliban"

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.

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  1. Steven Brian


    June 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. evan Mark

    Please people learn about how horrible it was under the Taliban:
    You absolutely MUST see this.

    August 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |