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Obama’s Flailing Wars: A Study in BP-Style ‘Pragmatism’

by Tom Engelhardt

On stage, it would be farce. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, it’s bound to play out as tragedy.

Less than two months ago, Barack Obama flew into Afghanistan for six hours — essentially to read the riot act to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whom his ambassador had only months before termed “not an adequate strategic partner.” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen followed within a day to deliver his own “stern message.”

via Obama’s Flailing Wars | CommonDreams.org.

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