Petraeus Comments Offend Karzai Government: Report

02/22/2011 08:39 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

KABUL - To the shock of President Hamid Karzai's aides, Gen. David H. Petraeus suggested Sunday at the presidential palace that Afghans caught up in a coalition attack in northeastern Afghanistan might have burned their own children to exaggerate claims of civilian casualties, according to two participants at the meeting.

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