President Obama and the U.S. people haven't faced up to the ugly truth that, in Afghanistan, the U.S. has routinely committed atrocities against innocent civilians. By ducking that truth, the U.S. reinforces a sense of exceptionalism.
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Two months ago, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton says, things started to get really scary in one of the world's truly most dangerous places -- the environs of Washington, D.C.
Afghan commander General McChystal's mentality is undoubtedly a global-war-on-terror one, which translates into no respect for boundaries, restraints, or the sovereignty of others.
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WASHINGTON, May 12 (IPS) - The choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to become the new U.S. commander in Afghanis...
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In most cases, this type of oversight on the part of a politician could be dismissed -- maybe even attributed to nerves. But when Afghanistan is exploding and on the verge of failure, details matter.
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