A War of Absurdity

Robert Scheer, Truthout: "There is no indication that any of the contending forces in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, are interested in bringing al-Qaeda back. On the contrary, all the available evidence indicates that the Arab fighters are unwelcome and that it is their isolation from their former patrons that has led to their demise. Every once in a while, a statistic just jumps out at you in a way that makes everything else you hear on a subject seem beside the point, if not downright absurd."

//www.truthout.org/1014094

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General Mcmoreland in Vietistan
//www.commondreams.org/view/2009/10/14-6

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Saving Face in Afghanistan

By Ron Paul

We overthrew the Taliban government in 2001 with less than 10,000 American troops. Why does it now seem that the more troops we send, the worse things get? If the Soviets bankrupted themselves in Afghanistan with troop levels of 100,000 and were eventually forced to leave in humiliating defeat, why are we determined to follow their example?

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23722.htm



The Wrong House

Ask Awal Khan About Obama's Prize

By Brendan Cooney

Khan was serving as an artillery commander in the Afghan National Army away from his home in the eastern province of Khost on April 8, when U.S. forces came knocking. In a case of "wrong house," they killed his 17-year-old daughter, Nadia, and his 15-year-old son, Aimal. They also killed his wife, a schoolteacher who taught villagers for free. They killed his brother and wounded another daughter.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23724.htm



Obama's War

Video - This program contains graphic language and violent imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counterinsurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can U.S. forces succeed in a land long known as the "graveyard of empires"? And can the U.S. stop the Taliban in neighboring Pakistan, where U.S. troops are not allowed and the government is weak?

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23726.htm

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Byrd: “How much American blood?”

ABC News

10/14/09

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., isn’t seen much in public anymore. At 91, he rarely votes and almost never gives speeches. But today he dramatically appeared on the Senator floor to denounce the idea of sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. ‘How much more will all this cost?’ Byrd demanded. ‘How much in dollars; how much in terms of American blood?’ Speaking slowly and forcefully from his wheelchair, Byrd directly challenged counter-insurgency strategy proposed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. Central Command...

//tinyurl.com/yggm278


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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