“Culturally sensitive” imperialism

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by Justin Raimondo

08/03/09

In Britain, they’re getting antsy about Obama’s war — the ‘Af-Pak war, that is. Without the poodle Tony Blair to cover for us, Britain’s ruling Labor Party — decisively smacked down in the recent elections to the European parliament — is grumbling about being stampeded by the United States into fighting another unpopular war. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee is complaining that the joint U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan is degenerating into a strategic disaster — or, as they put it, has become ‘considerably more difficult than might otherwise have been the case’ — and it’s all our fault. That may very well be true, but one has to ask: faced with an essentially impossible task like subduing the Afghans, under what circumstances would the effort have been any less difficult? Well, the Brits have a few suggestions to make...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US to Seek More British Troops for Afghanistan

Patrick Wintour and Richard Norton Taylor, The Guardian UK: "Britain will come under fresh pressure to send more troops to Afghanistan this month when General Stanley McChrystal, the Nato commander in the country, tells President Barack Obama that a further troop surge by the military alliance is necessary."

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