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A little late for a shread of honesty:
Julian at nowarblog directs us to this.
"We weren't lying," said one official. "But we really were lying." The "improved" behavior of Syria and Iran should be understood simply as bowing before the master in acts of supplication, brought about by the instigation of fear and terror by the waging of an act of insane and irrational aggression. If it wasn't already before, the world as a whole is now afraid of the US. Good job!
As in Afghanistan I expect the greater tradgedy to be the blatant disregard for the responsibilities we assumed in our "liberation" of another country.
So, from the Department of Forgetting Afghanistan:
Irish pubs and aid groups retreat because of security threats, aid workers are increasingly being targetted with violence, many have been killed in the past months. This will mean further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. More US casualties. UNICEF makes urgent call for more funding to help with education programs: "of a proposed budget of US $200 million for this year, the ministry had so far received only $86 million in assistance." In short, they [the local powers] are getting empowered while the ANA is in its infancy. The opiate flood out of Afghanistan continues. Afghanistan 'climate of fear' growing. Standing forgotten, all this is described as "progress".