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Real Story in Rolling Stone Article: Inner Circle Knows Afghanistan War Facts Would Kill Remaining Public Support | CommonDreams.org

While the country focused on the fall of General Stanley McChrystal following Michael Hastings’ explosive Rolling Stone article, a notable story was buried in the piece: top military officials know that public awareness of the facts of the war would greatly erode public support.

“If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less popular,” a senior adviser to McChrystal says. While administration officials frantically attempt to reassure Congress and the American people that the U.S. is making progress, Brave New Foundation's new Rethink Afghanistan video exposes the very different picture of the war painted by officials quoted in the article.

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