Category Archives: Afghanistan

Is the CIA deliberately funding Al Qaeda?

On March 14, The New York Times published an article entitled, “C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda,” detailing how the government of Afghanistan used “a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled” to help pay a … Continue reading

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‘The Army is full of a bunch of scumbags’

From Harper’s magazine, here’s a revealing Facebook chat between Christopher Winfield (C.W.) and his son, Adam (A.W.), after the latter witnessed members of his Army platoon in Afghanistan stage the murder of an innocent Afghan civilian: A.W.: Did you not … Continue reading

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The American way

The Obama administration insists that Raymond Davis, a 36-year-old special forces veteran accused of killing two Pakistani men, is a U.S. consulate official — and thus legally entitled to murder with impunity (oh, the perks of gang membership!). The Guardian, … Continue reading

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Can we really blame Republicans for the wars?

Michael Moore has a list of five things he says Democrats should do to avoid a disaster at the polls in November. His first recommendation? That the Democratic Party run ads reminding voters “Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We’re … Continue reading

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Petraeus declares Afghan war strategy ‘fundamentally sound’

NATO troops and civilians, particularly women and children, are dying in ever-increasing numbers as a result of the U.S.-led war effort in Afghanistan, but General-Scholar-Saint David Petraeus — doing what he does best: public relations — is confident of Victory, … Continue reading

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Lack of self-awareness watch

Emboldened by the fact that U.S. troops have gone a whole four months without being caught digging bullets out of the bodies of Afghan women they murdered, Admiral Michael Mullen, the top ranking U.S. military official, took to the airwaves … Continue reading

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Beltway liberalism in 24 words

“From a Keynesian standpoint, I believe that with the economy depressed it’s better to spend the money in Afghanistan than not to spend it.” — Matt Yglesias, Center for American Progress The above excerpt comes from a post noting the … Continue reading

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