Disastrous, Catastrophic, Murderous, Deceptive, Illegal, & Criminal

Daniel Ellsberg on the course the US Government is currently pursuing in Afghanistan.

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    • Edger on November 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm
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    what to do in Afghanistan, Obama needs to be deliberating how to get out.

  1. http://www.commondreams.org/vi

    “2014 or Bust, In Aghanistan the Pentagon digs in”

    I can’t help but think there is no way we’re getting out, and we will escalate.  

  2. who wants to see Afghanistan restored to what it was in the 1960s:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10

    American and Afghan scholars and diplomats say it is worth recalling four decades in the country’s recent history, from the 1930s to the 1970s, when there was a semblance of a national government and Kabul was known as “the Paris of Central Asia.”

    Afghans and Americans alike describe the country in those days as a poor nation, but one that built national roads, stood up an army and defended its borders. As a monarchy and then a constitutional monarchy, there was relative stability and by the 1960s a brief era of modernity and democratic reform. Afghan women not only attended Kabul University, they did so in miniskirts. Visitors – tourists, hippies, Indians, Pakistanis, adventurers – were stunned by the beauty of the city’s gardens and the snow-capped mountains that surround the capital.

    I do not want the Taliban to retake control in Afghanistan.  It was a nightmare for women, many of whom had earned degrees and previously worked as doctors, lawyers, teachers…and were subsequently forced into burqas & not allowed to leave the house without a husband or son accompanying them.

    As a woman, I cannot support the Taliban.  As a woman, I cannot support leaving Afghanistan so that it can return to the horror show it was before we invaded.  Agreed: we need a better policy there.  But please do not conflate Georgie’s misadventure in Iraq with the desperate longings of women in Afghanistan to be free once more.

  3. but I think it’s of interest here, too!

    Yep, we want it all!

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