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Some overlooked facts in the McChrystal affair

Here is some information about and analysis of the McChrystal affair, sparked by the infamous Rolling Stone article.   Material from other posts has been consolidated here. Dismiss any analysis assuming McChrystal is stupid.  A reporter from a leftist magazine was in the room with them; the result was easily predictable. We again see revealed the bitter infighting in …

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Stop and reflect on this key moment in US history

Stop and savor this moment, amidst the rush of our daily lives.  The Nobel Committee highlighted for us that we ate at a  key moment in history.  Andrew Bacevich explains why in “Afghanistan – the proxy war“, op-ed in the Boston Globe, 11 October 2009 — The most important and insightful part is at the …

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More about Iran, things you know that might not be so

Some things you might find of interest about Iran, as drift towards war. Contents I have here a statement by an obvious ally of Iran working at the highest level of the US government! Quote of the Day from Jack A Smith, “A Manufactured Crisis“, Asia Times, 30 September 2009 “Top Things you Think You …

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Let’s blow the fog away and see what General McChrystal really said

Summary:  the McChrystal’s Assesment consists of layers of absurdity, piled high.  Future generations will study it as a prime example of early 21st century madness, when such a thing was taken seriously. Essentials of the McChrystal’s Initial Commander’s Assessment of the Af-Pak War, released 30 August 2009. Amnesia is the essential requirement The key strategic element …

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Today’s volleys in the domestic battle about Afghanistan

The battle continues, and heats up.  Prominent people are chaning sides.  Others double down, advocating that we expand the war.  The stakes are high.  Is the public paying attention? Contents Three prominent conservatives turn against the war. General McChrystal expected to seek more troops  A debate in the Washington Post A clearer look at our …

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