From the International Herald Tribune in the USA:
Wars, endless wars
By Bob Herbert
Published: March 3, 2009
The singer Edwin Starr, who died in 2003, had a big hit in 1970 called “War” in which he asked again and again: “War, what is it good for?”
The U.S. economy is in free fall, the banking system is in a state of complete collapse and Americans all across the country are downsizing their standards of living. The nation as we’ve known it is fading before our very eyes, but we’re still pouring billions of dollars into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with missions we are still unable to define.
Even as the U.S. begins plans to reduce troop commitments in Iraq, it is sending thousands of additional troops into Afghanistan. The strategic purpose of this escalation, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged, is not at all clear.
Also on this: Tomgram: The Dictionary of American Empire-Speak: here.
See also here.
Three Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel were killed late Tuesday [5 March 2009] in an area of Kandahar province that till now had been largely untouched by the insurgency against the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan: here.
- Kosovo privatisation enriches NATO warmongers (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- UK Waging Endless Wars: Home and Abroad (dissidentvoice.org)
- Wounded Iraq, Afghanistan Troops Increase As Pentagon Says Afghan War Will Continue (huffingtonpost.com)
- US troops secretly return to Iraq (weeklyintercept.blogspot.com)