Cenk Uygur lays out the real objectives of the current "surge" campaign in Afghanistan. [5:56] Is his account believable? I fear so. What he says fits with everything I read about that unfortunate country. Marketing by pseudo-"victory" might be acceptable if the price weren't death and destruction, for "our" forces and the Afghans. But it is.
Doesn't sound like this is all going very well. Juan Cole reported today that Afghan Senators are calling for the execution of foreign troops that keep making "mistakes" such as the one on Tuesday that killed 21 civilians. General McChrystal has apologized.
Are the people of this country ready to buy into the notion that Marjah is a great victory and therefore we should keep pacifying Afghans as long as it takes? Actually, after a decade of lies, I doubt it.