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Are you going to kill me, too?

Posted by terres on October 6, 2009

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President Barack Obama has ruled out any strategy that involves  a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan,  despite the real prospects of losing the increasingly unpopular war.

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An Afghan girl looks at US Marines as they speak with her father during a patrol in Garmsir district of the Helmand province in Afghanistan. Photo: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters. Image may be subject to copyright.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said withdrawing the troops from Afghanistan was not “on the table” despite the deteriorating security situation.

“I don’t think we have the option to leave,” Gibbs said. “That’s quite clear.”

The top American war lord in Afghanistan, Gen McChrystal, has warned in a “leaked” confidential assessment that the US would lose the war without additional troops and changes in strategy, though Obama has already nearly doubled the number of U.S. Occupation troops in Afghanistan.

“I believe that the decisions that the president will make for the next stage of the Afghanistan campaign will be among the most important of his presidency,” the war pimp, and the U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, as he called for “patience and discretion,” urging advisers to secrecy, especially as decisions were being made.

“In this process it is imperative that all of us taking part in these deliberation – civilian and military alike – provide our best advice to the president, candidly but privately,”  Gates lectured an Army convention in Washington.

Gates is right about the secrecy, of course, since the people shall have no right to know the truth, especially the ugly version.

Eight occupation soldiers were killed on Saturday after tribal fighters attacked two US  outposts in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, the worst US losses  in more than a year.

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2 Responses to “Are you going to kill me, too?”

  1. LDST said

    “Since the people have no right to know the truth, especially the ugly version.” I love the sarcasm. I assume, since you’re all about the truth, that you’re enraged over the Bush administrations lies about Iraq and the thousands of American lives that have been lost there? Not to mention all the Iraqi civilian casualties (just short of two million). Please reevaluate – compared to our last administration and Bush’s “Patriot Act”, this administration has been far more open to discussion and much more free with the truth. It is a trait that has cost them a terrible fight over healthcare and now increasing tension over our soldiers. But it is far better than claims of WMDs just to remove a dictator for some oil. But do feel free to continue to push for withdrawal from Afghanistan. It would be a great thing for the Taliban to have a permanent operating base from which they can attack us.


  2. terres said

    President Obama is the current War-Criminal-in-Chief.The buck stops with him (and those who nominated him for the presidential election).

    As for our make-believe enemies,
    – just exactly who trained the Taliban/Mujaheddin/Al-cia-da, and gave/gives them weapons?
    – when was the last time they attacked “us” or even you?

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