Wednesday, June 22, 2011

He beat them all

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is now very likely to be returned to power in war-torn Afghanistan, as the U.S. prepares to pull up stumps and head home. After nearly 10 years of war the U.S. admits is time to do a deal and allow its enemy back into the government it formed.

June 22, 2011
President Obama announces a withdrawal of about 10,000 troops from Afghanistan this year, leaving U.S. combat power largely in place through the next two summer fighting seasons and signaling to a weary public the beginning of the end of America's role in the 10-year war. Video of announcement here

Editor: The Americans are now pulling out of Afghanistan, focusing instead on emerging conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, after wasting billions of dollars and untold human lives. It is Vietnam all over. There was a winner in Vietnam, and there is one winner now: The Military/Industrial Complex, feeding off the misery and suffering of innocent people.

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