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U.S. soldiers urinate on dead Taliban soldiers

2012-01-26

Louis Delvoie, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, is available to talk about the political ramifications of the video of U.S. soldiers urinating on dead Taliban soldiers. Officials with both the U.S. government and Afghanistan are outraged over the video.

“There have been ongoing tensions between the United States and the Karzai government and this is one more issue to add to the list. And this is a spectacular one that may inflate the passions of either regular Afghanis or the Taliban. There is already a lot of hostility by Afghanis towards foreign troops – this will only make matters worse,” says Mr. Delvoie.

Mr. Delvoie is a career diplomat and expert in diplomatic relations who served as Canada’s High Commissioner in Pakistan during the 1990s and was Canada’s ambassador to Algeria in the 1980s.

Please note Louis Delvoie is only available for phone interviews.

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