Obama Misses the Afghan Exit Ramp

By Ray McGovern

Is President Barack Obama so dense that he could not see why Gen. Stanley McChrystal might actually have wanted to be fired - and rescued from the current March of Folly in Afghanistan, a mess much of his own making?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25814.htm



'Kill TV' and Dark Arts of Special Ops Led McChrystal to the Edge

By Kim Sengupta

From watching 'Kill TV' to leading undercover night raids, the two-star general was on a brutal, bleak journey.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25811.htm



Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question

By Prof. David Ray Griffin

Since the founding of the United Nations in 1945, international law with regard to war has been defined by the UN Charter. Measured by this standard, the US-led war in Afghanistan has been illegal from the outset.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25821.htm



Change... What change?

Obama: No hasty Afghan exit

A day after replacing the top American general in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Thursday that U.S. troops could remain in significant numbers in the country well after his withdrawal timeline begins next summer.

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=6B5CF867-18FE-70B2-A8724CDE0E204425



US Gen. fired for 'grim' war assessment

US General Stanley McChrystal issued a very critical assessment of the war in Afghanistan just days before he was relieved of his command, a report says.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=132289&sectionid=3510203


From Information Clearing House

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Corporate Media Miss the Point (Again) on Afghanistan 'Mess'
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/25-7

McChrystal’s Gone, Policy the Same
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/06/27

The Land Where Theories of Warfare Go to Die Obama, Petraeus, and the Cult of COIN in Afghanistan
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/28-0

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Colonialism, Obama-style

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

Everyone is shocked — shocked! — that the indiscretions of Gen. Stanley McChrystal failed to provoke a general reevaluation of our course in Afghanistan, rather than merely a review of who’s in charge of it. I find this shocking. After all, as I recall, Obama ran on ramping up the war on the Afghan front, and even threatened to invade Pakistan, two campaign promises he has kept. Furthermore, he is committed to prosecuting the war in Afghanistan and now Pakistan on a scale that even the nuttiest neocons never dared suggest, a ‘nation-building’ project that is nothing less than the construction of a US colony, or satrapy, from scratch...

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/06/27/colonialism-obama-style/



McChrystal flap sign of war’s loss

Freedom Politics
by Thomas J. Lucente Jr.

06/27/10

The comments and subsequent sacking of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal expose a larger problem than a general who showed poor judgment. The Afghanistan war, which is now President Barack Obama’s war, is a colossal failure. It is, at this point and under this president and his philosophy, simply unwinnable, or, what the Pentagon would term, ‘mission failure’...

http://tinyurl.com/29trbjb


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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