The True Cost of War

posted by Nima

November 29, 2009 · Posted in Foreign Policy 

… and of course the only change we see from the president is to send yet more troops into combat.

President Obama said Tuesday that he was determined to “finish the job” in Afghanistan, and his aides signaled to allies that he would send as many as 25,000 to 30,000 additional American troops there even as they cautioned that the final number remained in flux.

It has to be utterly confusing for those who for some reason thought Obama was going to be a peace candidate. Time to remember the 2008 presidential campaign, when some crazy Republican candidate dared to say “Just come home …”

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2 Responses to “The True Cost of War”

  1. Rafi on November 30th, 2009 1:03 am

    Hey Nima,

    Don’t you find it incredible that liberals express little to no outrage at this “escalation”? I mean, I am no foreign policy expert, but those people who are supposedly anti-war are suspiciously silent during this escalation! I’m surprised the mainstream media are even using the term escalate! Just one more example to pile on the heap of corruption, distortion and lies that is the State and its politics. Unfortunately, it’s not surprising at all.

  2. Nima on November 30th, 2009 11:38 am

    Just this morning I heard on NPR how they are now excited to be spending another $7 billion on foreign aid in Pakistan. And the author of the bill said that in the past the problem was that we built schools but nobody was there to run then so they turned out to be empty buildings. But NOW everything is going to be better because we are smarter now and tripled the budget so we will be more active in running the schools as well!! Urrrrgh …

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