Staggering human costs of Iraq and Afghanistan

Recently, Taliban insurgents overran an Afghan National Army base killing 21 soldiers as they slept.  It was said to be the worst single blow to government forces since 2010. Corruption remains rampant in Afghanistan, fueled by the inflow of American aid. NPR's Morning Edition today laid out more of Hamid Karzai's despicably deceptive behavior. Today's New …

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War in Afghanistan is a pact with the devil

News today that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to handpick members of the election oversight commission, jettisoning participation by United Nations monitors, signals that, whenever the United States extricates itself from that war, the situation will go right back to the feudal mess it has been.And it’s not just a question of controlling voting …

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