Quoted in Thomas Rick’s blog The Best Defence, these words by a Canadian intelligence officer recently in Afghanistan offer a new take on the supposed mistreatment of Afghan detainees. MP+

“[I]t’s fair to say that every high level insurgent in the province has been through the mill at least once. More problematic to me was the disposition of detainees while in custody, either left to sit around in the intelligence office, or sometimes next to the brigade commander as shown here for extended periods. It’s fair to say that any bona fide insurgent in ANA custody probably learned more from the experience than the other way around.”