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Afghanistan: colour coded chaos | The Guardian

Reality keeps on intruding into the official narrative of the war, which is being allegedly wound down Editorial The first account of what happened in a remote part of southern Helmand under Taliban control ticked all boxes: 15 men and two women had been found beheaded as punishment for attending a mixed-sex party, with music and dancing. Subsequent accounts muddied ...

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War in Afghanistan disappears from campaign discourse | CBS News

One reason the war has been little-discussed on the campaign trail is obvious: Americans overwhelmingly say the economy, not foreign policy, is their chief concern. Particularly in an age where the military is an all-volunteer proposition, it’s easy for everyday concerns to overshadow conflicts being fought thousands of miles away. There’s little support for America’s continued presence in Afghanistan among ...

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Obama Ignored CIA Report Against Afghan Escalation | Antiwar.com

Newly leaked memos related to the 2009 escalation of the war in Afghanistan have put President Obama’s decision in an even worse light, with the revelation that Vice President Joe Biden penned a memo warning him that the plan wasn’t “viable.” Even more shocking is the revelation that President Obama knew of a CIA assessment that warned against the surge, ...

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Obama Ignored CIA Report Against Afghan Escalation | Antiwar.com

Newly leaked memos related to the 2009 escalation of the war in Afghanistan have put President Obama’s decision in an even worse light, with the revelation that Vice President Joe Biden penned a memo warning him that the plan wasn’t “viable.” Even more shocking is the revelation that President Obama knew of a CIA assessment that warned against the surge, ...

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The Limits of Patience | Counterpunch

From Hitler to PanettaPanetta by BRIAN CLOUGHLEY With respect to the Sudeten German problem my patience is now exhausted! I have made Mr Benes an offer, which contains nothing but the realization of what he himself assured us would be done. The decision is in his hands! Peace or war! Adolf Hitler, Berlin, September 26, 1938 We are reaching the ...

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Collateral Insanity in Afghanistan | In These Times

After decades of military devastation, Afghans are traumatized. War makes people crazy. The war in Afghanistan has taken a devastating toll on mental health–from depression to suicide, domestic violence to murderous rampages. And financial and family strains, as well as attempts at self-medication, have exacerbated the casualty count. I am talking about the war’s effect on Afghans. But after U.S. ...

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U.S. Deceiving Public on Afghan War: Active-Duty Army Whistleblower Lt. Col. Daniel Davis | DemocracyNow!

In an extended interview, we speak with Lt. Col. Danny Davis, the most prominent active-duty servicemember to question the U.S. war in Afghanistan. In his damning report following his return from his second year-long deployment in Afghanistan, Davis draws on about 250 interviews with U.S. soldiers as well as Afghans across the country to conclude: “Senior ranking U.S. military leaders ...

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Costs of a policy of profligacy with foreign lives | The Japan Times Online

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 defense budget includes a request for Overseas Contingency Operations — read wars — in Afghanistan totaling $110.3 billion, says the CSBA. The World Bank puts Afghanistan’s GDP for 2010 at $17.2 billion. That means, yes, 30 million Afghans produce less than one-sixth of the money the U.S. spends on ravaging their country. But the U.S. ...

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Afghan army chief warns against another NATO blunder | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) – The burning of Korans at a NATO base in Afghanistan advanced the Taliban’s cause and any repeat of similar “negligence” by Western forces would be disastrous, the Afghan army chief of staff has warned. The destruction of the holy books, which the United States described as unintentional, triggered widespread protests and fatal attacks on U.S. troops by ...

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US: Afghanistan turmoil won’t change US war plan | The Guardian

Associated Press — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is sticking determinedly to its stay-the-course message in Afghanistan despite a week of anti-American riots, the point-blank killing of U.S. military advisers and growing election-year demands to bring the troops home. In an echo of the Bush administration on continuing the unpopular war in Iraq, the White House and Pentagon insisted ...

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