Sunday, November 23, 2008
Afghanistan War, then and nowRobert Fisk has seen it before, and he asks, Kabul 30 years ago, and Kabul today. Have we learned nothing? Independent 11/22/08
Thirty miles north, all those years ago, a Soviet general told us of the imminent victory over the "terrorists" in the mountains, imperialist "remnants" – the phrase Kabul communist radio always used – who were being supported by America and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.Fisk doesn't think things look very good for the US and NATO in Afghanistan. Or that adding another 20,000 Western troops is going to change that situation, except perhaps for making the costs to the US and NATO even greater.
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