McChrystal gone, Afghan war not yet over


This video from the USA says about itself:

3 US Soldiers Speak Out on McChrystal’s Firing, Petraeus as Replacement, and the Unending War in Afghanistan

President Obama says the Afghan war will continue as planned despite his firing of General Stanley McChrystal over disparaging comments made by McChrystal and his aides about top US officials. Obama has named General David Petraeus, head of the US Central Command and architect of the surge in Iraq, as a successor. The firing of McChrystal comes at a perilous moment in the Afghan war, with June now the deadliest month for the NATO force since the 2001 invasion. We speak to three soldiers: Brock McIntosh, an Afghan war vet who has filed for conscientious objector status; Victor Agosto, who was jailed after refusing to deploy to Afghanistan after serving in Iraq; and Camilo Mejia, the first GI who served in Iraq to have publicly resisted the war. [includes rush transcript]

Reactions within the US establishment to the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal indicate that disparaging remarks by McChrystal and his aides concerning President Obama and other civilian officials published in a Rolling Stone article were not the principal cause of his dismissal: here.

The split between the US generals and politicians could not have come at a worse time. The sacking of McChrystal: here.

4 thoughts on “McChrystal gone, Afghan war not yet over

  1. Dear Friend,

    With all the drama around General McChrystal’s resignation, the media missed the real story in the explosive Rolling Stone article:

    “…[W]e’re f****ing losing this thing.” –Staff Sergeant Kennith Hicks

    Administration officials are frantically trying to reassure Congress and the American people that we’re making “progress” in Afghanistan, but the Rolling Stone article makes it clear that McChrystal’s inner circle knew better. As one of his senior aides said, “If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to this war, it would become even less popular.”

    The publicity around the Rolling Stone article gives us a unique opportunity. People are paying attention. That’s why we put together a new video that shows the pieces of the article that the rest of the media missed. We need your help to get it in front of as many people as possible.

    Send our latest video to as many friends as you can, and share it on your Facebook wall. With your help, we can seize the moment and build momentum to end the Afghanistan War.

    Sincerely,
    Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald,
    and the Brave New Foundation team

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