[Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller] Fired for telling the truth - Blitzer’s Blog
(CNN) - Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller has served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years. He rose through the ranks to become a two-star general. He often risked his life in battle for the United States. Most recently, he’s been in the war zone, serving as the deputy commander of the American-led NATO mission to train and equip Afghan forces. In short, he’s a real military hero.
Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller, US Army
But it deeply saddens me to learn that Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, has effectively fired Fuller for telling the American people the truth.
In an interview the other day with Politico, Fuller called key elements of the Afghan government ‘isolated from reality,’ which is true.
He said that many of the Afghan leaders don’t appreciate America’s sacrifice for their nation, which is also true.
And referring to Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent statement that he would side with Pakistan if there were ever a war between Pakistan and the United States, Fuller said Karzai’s comments were ‘erratic.’