Friday, March 27, 2009

Barack Obama sets out new strategy for Afghanistan war

There was the "hype" man today, flanked by Hilary, his secretary of state, and defence secretary, Robert Gates, telling all and sundry that the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was the most dangerous place in the world.(1) Yes, Barak it is an extemely dangerous place because "Uncle Sam" and his mates are dropping bombs on innocent civilians on both side of the 'Durand Line'. More to the point, however, the "hype" man is beginning to resemble that great British hype who we all mistook for hope back in 1997 and their was Tony, not knowing his arse from his elbows, with his universal "conflict resolution theories" for Northern Ireland, for Palestine, for the whole planet and now we have Barack with his "So I want the American people to understand that we have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaida in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and to prevent their return to either country in the future. That is the goal that must be achieved. That is a cause that could not be more just. And to the terrorists who oppose us, my message is the same: we will defeat you."(2) What unadultared drivel and with "Uncle Sam" begging just about everyone for help in an unwinnable war, is it not time that we started to see through the facade that puppets like Tony Blair and Barack Obama provide for the irresponsible, selfish, twats behind the scenes who pull the strings?
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