The backers of the current counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan have reminded us again and again over the past year-and-a-half that their strategy can’t work without a legitimate government in Kabul. If that’s the case, even they should admit that their plan is sunk. As Brave New Foundation’s latest Rethink Afghanistan video shows, Afghanistan’s elections were just stolen. Again.
|By: Robert Greenwald Wednesday October 20, 2010 2:51 pm|
|By: Derrick Crowe Friday October 8, 2010 10:31 am|
It’s startling to be reminded how long ago 9/11 was because our public figures keep talking about the Afghanistan War like it started last year. General Petraeus let us know back in February in a Meet the Press interview that we were just then getting “the inputs about right,” and were now “starting to see some of the outputs.” Nine years into this war, and Petraeus lets us know they’re just getting warmed up. Good God.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday September 30, 2010 7:37 am|
The Washington Post dismisses concerns about the cost of the Afghanistan war on the grounds that it is less than 1% of US GDP. But the Post supports raising the Social Security normal retirement age, although the savings to the government from doing this would be less than 1% of US GDP.
|By: truthexcavator Tuesday September 14, 2010 2:35 pm|
A Quick Response to Jim Bush’s Article on 9/11.
|By: Derrick Crowe Sunday September 12, 2010 9:11 pm|
As President Obama’s strategy review for Afghanistan commences, let’s hope he’s balancing the information coming to him from his happy-talking generals with some independent news reading of his own.
|By: truthexcavator Friday September 10, 2010 1:11 pm|
Washington’s Blog: The Anniversary of 9/11
|By: truthexcavator Thursday September 9, 2010 3:44 pm|
America Spends a Trillion Dollars a Year on War, But Obama Doesn’t Mind.
|By: truthexcavator Tuesday September 7, 2010 4:14 pm|
America Was Attacked From Within.
|By: Derrick Crowe Thursday September 2, 2010 5:55 pm|
The Pentagon’s public relations machine is working overtime these days trying to sell a theme of "progress" in Afghanistan to push back against calls to end the war. The message machine behind this push is gargantuan, costing $547 million and employing more than 27,000 people. But, as our latest Rethink Afghanistan video shows, all that [...]