Monday, July 26, 2010

Afghan War Diary

The most surprising thing contained in the 92,000 classified document WikiLeaks disclosed on the Afghan War is that nothing there is surprising. There is really nothing there that we didn't already know or could have easily surmised.
There is nothing we didn't already know. The only things this War Diary does is leave no room for doubts.

This doesn't mean that the Afghan War is a failure. The Afghan War, as it is being run, fits perfectly into the Pentagon's Long War Doctrine that envisions an 80-year long series of colonial and brush fire wars for the United States raging from Beirut to the Pacific Ocean. The goal is war for its own sake - the consumption of weapons so that expensive new weapons must be built.

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