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Monday, July 26, 2010

do we have a right to know this?

well, for the most part YES WE DO. (i do NOT in any way shape or form stand for any document being released which puts ANYONE'S LIFE at risk) our men and women are being killed. that's not even mentioning all of the citizens of afghanistan, iraq, pakistan and goddess only knows where else. sure,  parts of their societies are ugly, cruel, unjust and murderous. are we helping though? no. no and no. we're not. human lives aside, we're just tossing billions and billions and billions into a fire. a corrupt fire at that. 

is this obama's fault. nope it's not. anyone who claims it is, is seriously delusional. it's king george and his band of merry men all the way. what was obama to do? if he left right away, i think it would have meant certain death for thousands. still, i don't think he's handling this the right way. in the end, we DO need to leave and we DO need to leave soon.

i don't care how mad the administration is this was made public (i didn't read the docs. i don't know if they contain info which puts our lives at risk or not). our sons and daughters are dying. our money is being spent burned. 

Inside the Fog of War: Reports From the Ground in Afghanistan

This article was written and reported by C. J. Chivers, Carlotta Gall, Andrew W. Lehren, Mark Mazzetti, Jane Perlez, and Eric Schmitt, with contributions from Jacob Harris and Alan McLean. 

A six-year archive of classified military documents made public on Sunday offers an unvarnished, ground-level picture of the war in Afghanistan that is in many respects more grim than the official portrayal.
The secret documents, released on the Internet by an organization called WikiLeaks, are a daily diary of an American-led force often starved for resources and attention as it struggled against an insurgency that grew larger, better coordinated and more deadly each year.
The New York Times, the British newspaper The Guardian and the German magazine Der Spiegel were given access to the voluminous records several weeks ago on the condition that they not report on the material before Sunday.
The documents — some 92,000 reports spanning parts of two administrations from January 2004 through December 2009 — illustrate in mosaic detail why, after the United States has spent almost $300 billion on the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban are stronger than at any time since 2001........

NOV. 20, 2007 | HELMAND PROVINCE Taliban militants drove through Musa Qala, a southern Afghan town, in a Ford pickup truck, that very kind of vehicle the United States had provided the Afghan Army and police force.

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