September 28, 2011
The Cognitive Dissonance Of The Day
An op-ed by a U.S. special forces Major on Afghanistan in today's New York Times is headlined:
This War Can Still Be Won.
It asserts that:
“Winning” is a meaningless word in this type of war, ...
Posted by b on September 28, 2011 at 01:57 PM | Permalink
Posted by: somebody | Sep 28, 2011 3:03:02 PM | 1
Invading a country to kill people who don't want you there is an arrogant and stupid way to start a war - especially when cowardice, laziness, paranoia, ignorance and ineptitude, lead to the opportunistic slaughter of innocent 'suspects' and the wholesale destruction of vital infrastructure.
The Afghans haven't lost a war yet. The only people who are still in denial about this one are the Yankees.
Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Sep 28, 2011 9:59:09 PM | 3
I think they are recycling the Soviet Union destabilization strategy which led to something like Kosovo, Chechnya and of course Afghanistan. 9/11 was blowback from that.
This time they use it against China (Iran, any country with colonialist borders)and keep it up - containment - against Russia - ex Soviet Union. It is virtually against everybody's interest.
Posted by: somebody | Sep 29, 2011 8:47:35 AM | 4
Where this war is concerned, I never considered "winning", only the immorality of it. Killing folks for business interests will always be immoral in my world, and that's why we're there. Despite all the propaganda to the contrary, the U.S. military has become nothing more than a tool for U.S. corporate interests.
Posted by: ben | Sep 29, 2011 10:13:12 AM | 5