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Afghanistan – The Armpit of the World

I love to read all the diligent ‘thinking’ that goes on about staying in Afghanistan. This place is the armpit of the world (Somalia would be the asshole). We’ve been stuck there for ten years and spent untold billions of … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Tea or Three Blind Mice?

An unlikely book, Three Cups of Tea, is making the rounds among our military leaders in Afghanistan. Apparently it helps reinforce the need to engage the Afghan elders to build bridges with the civilian population. One of their main concerns … Continue reading

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The General is Shooting His Mouth Off

It’s hard to understand why some people do what they do. Take General Stanley McChrystal, commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan. He talks to a reporter from the Rolling Stone magazine as if they’re long time confidants. Did he think … Continue reading

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Just War or ‘Just’ War?

It’s interesting to hear the change in tone about the war in Afghanistan as Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. When leaders start talking about a ‘just’ war, that’s a euphemism for ‘we don’t know how to get out so … Continue reading

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Afghan Debate

It’s a very interesting debate going on now about our role in Afghanistan. Obama’s trying to focus on specific goals and the military chiefs are advocating more troops. Are these two ideas mutually exclusive or ???  The only problem I … Continue reading

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