Friday, February 18, 2011

Afghanistan: Time for everyone to come home in peace?

1939-1945 - that's almost 6 years to fight an actual world war. 2001-2011 US and allied nations fighting in Afghanistan. Something wrong with this picture? Read what this former elected official in Germany has to say after visiting/researching Afghanistan since 1980. Maybe has has learned something that Americans, as well as Germans need to know.

Amplify’d from www.spiegel.de

Why Germany Must End its Deployment in Afghanistan

A Commentary by Jürgen Todenhöfer

The first lie says we're there to fight international terrorism.
The second lie is that we're there to defend our civilization's values.
The third lie is that we prioritize civilian reconstruction over military activities.
The fourth lie is that we're in the Hindu Kush to prevent the return of the Taliban for good.
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