Friday, October 7, 2011

Thom Hartmann: Afghanistan - and ten years later...

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In 2001 we started a war in Afghanistan - and ten years later we've achieved just barely 50% of our military goals in that nation. So says the former top commander in Afghanistan - Retired General Stanley McChrystal. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations - McChrystal blasted the planning and effort that went into the Afghanistan war - now the longest war in American history - saying, "We didn't know enough and we still don't know enough. Most of us - me included - had a very superficial understanding of the situation and history, and we had a frighteningly simplistic view of recent history, the last 50 years." McChrystal also said the decision to start a war in Iraq clearly made this situation in Afghanistan more difficult. That's yet another condemnation of the Bush-Cheney War Crime presidency that our nation is still reeling from. It's time to cut our losses - end the wars and bring our men and women back home.
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