This video from the USA says about itself:
President Obama has decided to send more than 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, at a cost of more than $100 billion/year. But America cannot afford a war that does not make us safer, and Congress has the power to stop the escalation.
From IANS News in India:
Extending Afghan war terrible mistake: US author
New Delhi, Dec 19 Describing the US troop surge in war-torn Afghanistan as a “terrible mistake”, a Pulitzer prize winning American author and an ardent Gandhi admirer Saturday said war cannot be ended by war.
“It was a terrible mistake to extend the war in Afghanistan,” said Alice Walker, an eminent American writer who was active in the 1960s civil rights movement and has also fought for women’s issues and for the cause of the poor in the US.
“You cannot end war by perpetuating war,” said the author, best known for her novel “The Color Purple”, for which she won the Pulitzer in 1983.
The book on black women’s life during the 1930s in the US, addresses numerous issues including their low status in the American social ladder.
Walker was in India as a guest of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Gandhi Smriti and Samiti, which felicitated the author at the Gandhi museum — where the Mahatma spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated Jan 30, 1948.
A non-violent activist and Gandhi follower, Walker was arrested during an anti-war protest rally outside the White House March 8, 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war.
Asked if she wasn’t contradicting herself by saying the Afghan war was a mistake and feeling happy about Obama getting the Nobel, Walker said: “This is the way to try and move him (Obama) in a direction we would want him. This will remind him that the people expect him to make moves about peace.”
Another UK soldier killed in Afghanistan, making 203 this year. Killing and being killed for what?
USA: While the Army is fighting two wars overseas, they’re also fighting a rising number of suicides. This year is the highest number of reported cases since 1980, when the Army began keeping statistics: here.
They Are Afghan; They Decry NATO’s War: here.