Stop the Police Beatings

Remind me not to volunteer for any public demonstrations, especially those involving newly graduated Afghan police officers in the Laghman province, east of Kabul: 

Newly graduated Afghan police officers demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony at a National Police training center in Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Over 138 Local police officers graduated after receiving one months of training in Laghman.

And from the same source, but a different pictorial essay, we have the latest hijab stylings:

Lisa Kereszi, East Village hijab?

Whoops, stand down. That is not a mid-eastern woman, but a ghost. In a haunted house.

RIP SGT Dennis Weichel

Simultaneously, this is a heart-warming story and a sad one. An Army Sergeant saved a little girl’s life over in Afghanistan. And then SGT Dennis Weichel died in the process:

Army Sgt. Dennis P. Weichel Jr.

An Army sergeant and father of three from Rhode Island who gave his life to save an Afghan child from being run over by a 16-ton armored fighting vehicle is being flown back to the U.S. and will be buried Monday.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel, 29, died in Afghanistan last week after he dashed into the path of an armored fighting vehicle to scoop up the little girl, who had darted back into the roadway to pick up shell casings, according to the Army. Weichel, a Rhode Island National Guardsman, was riding in the convoy in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan when he jumped out to save the girl, who was unhurt.

Where is Hamid Karzai on this one? Will he release an official statement? He better.

Hand Salute: Kris (Thanks for the tip!)