Also via Drudge, it seems a few thugs escaped from the detention facility at Bagram Air Base:
Four “dangerous enemy combatants” have escaped from the main US base in Afghanistan, the US military has said.
A huge manhunt was launched around the Bagram air base north of the capital Kabul, after the men, said to be Arabs, escaped at about 0500 (0030 GMT).
The US says it is the first time any prisoner has escaped from Bagram.
Hundreds of detainees, most of them Afghan nationals but a number of senior foreign al-Qaeda suspects, are held at the detention centre.
The US military said the men who escaped were militants from Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya.
If you ever wondered why certain quarters howl in outrage about the press, the last few paragraphs offer up:
The Bagram facility has proved controversial.
US soldiers there have been accused of a number of abuses of prisoners – including torture and the deaths of two inmates – sparking criticism from human rights groups and a thorough investigation by the US military.
The details of the investigation were leaked to the New York Times in May.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he was shocked by the report and called for the guilty to be punished.
Just in case there is one BBC reader left who does not know about the abuses and allegations of abuse at Bagram. This does appear to be the sort of opportunistic America-bashing some in the media do too frequently engage in.
On the other hand, this could be entertaining- be the first to find someone claiming that the reason the men escaped was because press scrutiny has forced the military to relax standards. Because you just know someone will make the claim.