U.S. and British troops have launched a campaign to seize control of Helmand province, about half of which was in Taliban hands, and restore Afghan government institutions.
But as they advance, they are learning uncomfortable facts about their local allies: villagers say the government's police force was so brutal and corrupt that they welcomed the Taliban as liberators.
Now, let me get this straight; the government cops, trained to some extent by the US and NATO were so brutal to their own people, that the Afghans are begging for the Taliban to come back?!?!?!?
Your tax dollars at work, folks: unflipping believable!!