McChrystal plan calls for 80,000 troops U.S. may not have

White House officials have leaked word that McChrystal's maximum option calls for 60,000 to 80,000 or more troops, but that many aren't available in
the near future.

//www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/77269.html



'Irresponsible' to Commit More Troops to Afghanistan: Kerry

"It would be entirely irresponsible for the president of the United States to commit more troops to this country (Afghanistan), when we don't even have an election finished and know who the president is and what kind of government we're working in, with," Democratic Senator John Kerry told CNN in an interview.

//news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?667983


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Escalation unopposed

CounterPunch
by Ron Jacobs

If the news reports are true and at least 45,000 soldiers are preparing for their assignment to Afghanistan, these displays designed to inspire more such deaths will increase in frequency. All the while families tell themselves their children died for something like freedom when most of us know deep inside that no one but those who send them over there really know why the US military is even over there. When we the people are honest with ourselves we know it has to do with empire and conceit, but those reasons do not make us feel good. And there’s barely a peep. Liberals and rightwingers in Congress line up behind the Obama who lines up behind the Pentagon and the industry of war. With the exception of a very few, the consensus is that the death and destruction must continue. The comfort of the empire’s citizens must not be disturbed...

//counterpunch.org/jacobs10162009.html


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