I am about to lose all semblence of decorum and civility.
Just off the wire...... via AP.
President Barack Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan's political future and appears inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops as needed to keep al-Qaida at bay, a senior administration official said Thursday.
The sharpened focus by Obama's team on fighting al-Qaida above all other goals, while downgrading the emphasis on the Taliban, comes in the midst of an intensely debated administration review of the increasingly unpopular eight-year-old war.
Though aides stress that the president's final decision on any changes is still at least two weeks away, the emerging thinking suggests that he would be very unlikely to favor a large military increase of the kind being advocated by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
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There are articles on the devastatingly lowering ebb of morale in our nation's military forces, especially including the men and women on the ground in harms way in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the world.
American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine months on the front line in the war against the Taleban.
Many feel that they are risking their lives — and that colleagues have died — for a futile mission and an Afghan population that does nothing to help them, the chaplains told The Times in their makeshift chapel on this fortress-like base in a dusty, brown valley southwest of Kabul.
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Oh yeah..... maybe you haven't heard yet.........God forbid our media here should cover something like this..........
Taliban members visit India's embassy in Kabul Afghanistan..... No.... Wait....
Taliban members BOMB India's embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. There, fixed it.
17 dead and 63 injured.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a massive suicide car bomb that targeted the Indian embassy in Kabul yesterday, killing 17 people and injuring another 63, most of them civilians.
A statement on the Islamist insurgent group's website said one of its ''martyrs'' had carried out the attack, and the Indian embassy in the heavily fortified central diplomatic area ''was the main target''.
US media: Birds chirping.
US Government: Hey, c'mon in, glad to see ya.
Obama and his merry band of Communists want and need their "crisis too good to waste" in order to toss The Constitution and Bill Of Rights into a shredder, so they can (in Obama's own words 5 days before the election) "remake America".
I keep saying our Dictator-In-Training-Pants is deliberately trying to incite some lone whacko or some group to do something stupid up to and including attempting an armed insurrection in our nation. There is NOTHING I put past these people, including actually self-generating their "crisis too good to waste".
Somebody prove me wrong..... please.
Now our own military is starting to slide over both edges..... anger and despair.
I'm off to the range.... I need to "de-stress" a bit.
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