FINGER IN EYE

Afghans Free Anti-U.S. Prisoners

What’s that saying about biting the hand that feeds you? The Afghan government has released 65 detainees that the U.S. military believes were directly involved in attacks on American and allied troops. The release comes after months of U.S. officials essentially pleading with Kabul not to go through with it, as those freed are likely to rejoin Taliban ranks. The move further clouds Washington’s relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has yet to agree to U.S. troops staying past 2014.