Saving Face in Unwinnable War

By Eric Margolis

Sinking in debt and no closer to victory, heads may roll as the U.S. and NATO wrap up their pointless Afghan adventure.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25917.htm



US 'realises it cannot win' Afghan war

Some Pakistani officials are convinced that the United States' ongoing military surge against the Taliban in Afghanistan is doomed, and that the diminishing western appetite for the war will position it as the key to a future political settlement, Pakistani analysts said.

http://bit.ly/chfNbx



2010 deadliest year in Afghanistan

ARM's mid-year report "Civilian Casualties of Conflict" said Obama's policy of intensifying operations against the Taliban has not disrupted, dismantled or defeated the insurgents. On the contrary, it says, "the insurgency has become more resilient, multi-structured and deadly".

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=134425&sectionid=351020403



'Stressed troops' burning out in Afghanistan

The Australia Defence Association says the Federal Government may have to consider sending more soldiers to Afghanistan to relieve the stress on those serving there now.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/12/2950566.htm?section=justin



Top anti-war Democrat: Afghanistan war could 'destroy' Obama's presidency

"I think that this war, if it goes on and if it escalates, has the potential to destroy this presidency and to destroy the Democratic majorities in Congress," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told Raw Story in an interview.

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0712/nadler-afghan-war-destroy-obama-presidency-democratic-congress/


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