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Media Missing the McChrystal Point | FAIR via CommonDreams.org

The real significance of the piece is in the criticism–voiced by soldiers in Afghanistan and military experts–of the war itself. “Even those who support McChrystal and his strategy of counterinsurgency know that whatever the general manages to accomplish in Afghanistan, it’s going to look more like Vietnam than Desert Storm,” wrote Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings.

A senior adviser to McChrystal stated, “If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less popular.” Hastings added that some officials see the war requiring a much larger troop presence: “Instead of beginning to withdraw troops next year, as Obama promised, the military hopes to ramp up its counterinsurgency campaign even further.”

Read the whole story from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting here:  Media Missing the McChrystal Point | CommonDreams.org.

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