Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This just in…

…from the reality based community. Now that the recent unpleasantness has been dealt with, the Rude Pundit notices a few things that matter more than McChrystal...
1. We're funding the Taliban: "A criminal investigation has begun into allegations that the US may be unintentionally financing the Afghan Taliban through logistics contracts in the country. According to a US military document, as much as $4m per week in US taxpayers' money could be ending up in the hands of the Taliban...The payments reportedly reach the Taliban through a $2.1bn Pentagon contract to transport food, water, fuel and ammunition to American troops stationed at bases across Afghanistan."

2. There's gonna be a surge on the surge: "The report comes as the U.S. military is deploying an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan this summer in an effort to quell a rebounding insurgency."

3. Ten NATO troops were killed.

4. The Taliban continues to attack Pakistan. "Afghan Taliban says it has captured dozens of Pakistani soldiers following an attack on their checkpoint during a cross-border raid."
And the war drags on.

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Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

Perhaps the current president needs to read a biography of LBJ; whose desire to reform America domestically, was undone by a land war in SE Asia. LBJ didn't want to look "soft on communism," and Barack seems intent on showing those terrorists and the Taliban a thing or two. God help the poor kids caught in the middle.

Of course, anyone saying the words "Khyber Pass" to the president, likely would be on the unemployment line, in due course.

11:43 PM  

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