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The other wars - lest we forget...

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Attention is focused on Lebanon recently. So how gioes the war in Afghanistan? Not too good!

The most senior British military commander in Afghanistan today described the situation in the country as "close to anarchy" with feuding foreign agencies and unethical private security companies compounding problems caused by local corruption.
The stark warning came from Lieutenant General David Richards, head of Nato's international security force in Afghanistan, who warned that western forces there were short of equipment and "running out of time" if they were going to meet the expectations of the Afghan people.
Okay. but I am sure the situation in Iraq is rosy, right? Wrong! Gloom has set in...
Iraqi leaders have all but given up on holding the country together and, just two months after forming a national unity government, talk in private of "black days" of civil war ahead.
Signalling a dramatic abandonment of the U.S.-backed project for Iraq, there is even talk among them of pre-empting the worst bloodshed by agreeing to an east-west division of Baghdad into Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim zones, senior officials told Reuters.
Tens of thousands have already fled homes on either side.
"Iraq as a political project is finished," one senior government official said -- anonymously because the coalition under Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki remains committed in public to the U.S.-sponsored constitution that preserves Iraq's unity.
Boy this was a tough few weeks for the neo-cons and their dreams of world domination. But there is a light still shining. We can always invade Venezuela or how about Grenada - that was easy pickings so many years ago,

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