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09 October 2010


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William R. Cumming

This does not seem to break any new ground but does seem a summary that reflects the difficulty of the situation. Wondering if you agree PL and blog commentators?

Adam L Silverman

Mr. Cumming: the unclassified version of GEN McChrystal's report from 2009 is more illuminating:

Though I'd pay good money to know what the outside advisors actually, specifically recommended.

William R. Cumming

Thankd Dr. Silverman and agree with your conclusion.


Gen. McChrystal: “Many describe the conflict in Afghanistan as a war of ideas, which I believe to be true.”
How about defending a native country from the superiorly-armed invaders? This is surely a naïve commentary. But when will the grown men (in a position of influence) find enough courage to name the disastrous war in Afghanistan by its real name - the war of aggression?


This can explain a lot:

"The demise of the dollar"
By Robert Fisk

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