War Propaganda from Afghanistan

A Year of War Would Pay for Local Jobs Bill

Bob Naiman, Truthout: "Sometime between now and Memorial Day, the House is expected to consider $33 billion more for war in Afghanistan. This 'war supplemental' is largely intended to plug the hole in Afghanistan war spending for the current fiscal year caused by the ongoing addition of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan, whose purpose is largely to conduct a military offensive in Kandahar that 94 percent of the people there say they don't want, preferring peace negotiations with the Taliban instead."

//www.truthout.org/robert-naiman-a-year-war-would-pay-local-jobs-bill58848

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Will a congressional rebellion bring the Afghan War to an end?

CounterPunch
by Mark Weisbrot

04/26/10

And so it is true for the people of Afghanistan, where spending for the army and police is programmed for $11.6 billion (61 percent of projected GDP) in 2011. If that doesn’t fit the definition of ‘unsustainable,’ it’s not clear what would. Not surprisingly, the Afghan people are looking for a way out. They want negotiations to end the conflict. But the United States says no. The U.S. and its NATO allies are preparing for a major military offensive, perhaps the biggest of the war so far, in the southern province of Kandahar. A poll sponsored by the U.S. Army showed that 94 percent of Kandahar residents support negotiating with the Taliban, rather than military confrontation...

//counterpunch.org/weisbrot04262010.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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War Propaganda from Afghanistan
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Progressive Democrats of America (PDA): Vigils in 100 Districts Urge Votes Against War Escalation Funds

//act.commondreams.org/go/404?akid=44.124981.Ed59L2&t=36

Karazai’s Washington Visit: The War Awaiting Kandahar
//act.commondreams.org/go/732?akid=65.124981.Nd70Je&t=30

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Still Not Enough Troops For Afghanistan Operations

By Jeff Schogol

Despite the addition of more than 50,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan over the past year, there still aren't enough forces to conduct operations in the majority of key areas, according to a congressionally mandated report released Wednesday on progress in Afghanistan.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25356.htm



A look at costs of Afghan war to U.S. taxpayers

Obama has asked for $33 billion more to help fund 30,000 extra U.S. soldiers being sent to Afghanistan this year. He wants another $4.5 billion for beefed-up foreign aid and civilian operations in Iraq and Afghanistan this year.

//snipurl.com/w148q



Confidence in Kandahar campaign wanes

Last winter, Barack Obama, US president, gambled that a surge of 30,000 troops would save the war in Afghanistan. The bet will be decided this summer, in Kandahar, where soldiers are preparing to launch the biggest operation of the nine-year occupation.

//www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8f98ea58-69ef-11df-a978-00144feab49a.html


From Information Clearing House



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