Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It has all got better since Obama came to power

According to the 'New York Times', Obama has said, as his advisers have previously, that "the problems in Afghanistan reflected by the documents have been long known and they are being addressed by the policy changes he has put in place." Well, there might be something in that, after all the logs only go up to December 2009, the month that he announced a new strategy calling for a surge of 30,000 additional troops in the conflict. However, surely the "surge", which included that battle of "Stalingrad proportions" for the mythical city of Marjah and events since that surge have left an even greater trail of civilian casualties in its wake?

The point therefore is, with "Obama's year" also seeing a substantial increase in the rate of fatalities among coalition troops, the man is taking through a hole in his head when he says: "While I’m concerned about the disclosure of sensitive information from the battlefield that could potentially jeopardize individuals or operations, the fact is these documents don’t reveal any issues that haven’t already informed our public debate on Afghanistan, indeed, they point to the same challenges that led me to conduct an extensive review of our policy last fall.” "Nothing they didn't know", has all "already been publically debated" and "the policy has been extensively reviewed". What nonsense and what we have is a body of documents that show that war crimes were committed under the previous administration and more than enough evidence away from those documents to indicate that those crimes are still being committed and that an illegal war which could never be won and was never about fighting terror, still cannot be won and is being fought by some very real terrorists from the coalition forces, who Mr Assange has helped unmask, rather than those "terrorists" that Washington and its sycophants would have us believe it is fighting. It is surely time to end this cruel farce!

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