Monday, December 09, 2019

SHOCK: Pentagon and Pols Lie About War!!

Surber notes that the WaPo deserves praise for digging up the facts.

"A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.
"The documents were generated by a federal project examining the root failures of the longest armed conflict in U.S. history. They include more than 2,000 pages of previously unpublished notes of interviews with people who played a direct role in the war, from generals and diplomats to aid workers and Afghan officials."...
The Pentagon needs a playground so it can roll out, test, and modify its latest Big Toys.  And dead soldiers?  Well, that's war!  Oh, well!!

Politicians need to Wave The Flag and tell us rubes how They Protect Us.  And dead soldiers?  Well, that's war!!  Oh, well!!!

Defense Suppliers and Contractors need income.  And dead soldiers?  Well, that's war!!  Oh, well!!

Tar and feathers are no longer acceptable remedies.  I'm thinking more like ropes and trees.

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