The GOP chairman was right about Afghanistan

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman

07/14/10

They used to say the truth shall set you free. These days it might get you fired. Apparently, stumbling onto the truth is a grave offense in the Republican Party. Ask Michael Steele, its chairman. Steele provoked the wrath of Republican neoconservatives William Kristol, Liz Cheney (the former vice president’s daughter), and Sen. John McCain by saying that ‘the one thing you don’t do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan … because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history has failed, and there are reasons for that’...

http://www.fff.org/comment/com1007e.asp


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Another official report says "things just getting worse" in Afghanistan

The ANSO report also reveals that June saw a record number of Taliban attacks - up 51 per cent on the previous year to 1,319 operations.

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/mehdi-hasan/2010/07/afghanistan-worse-coin-report


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