I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.
What the WikiLeaks material reveals most clearly is the devastating toll this war has had on Afghan civilians. That The NYT chose not to emphasize this fact suggests a political motive to avoid discussing the human impact of the war.
The neocons who began banging the drum for an invasion of Iraq in the late '90s were -- aside from their professed ideology -- not that different from the "tough-minded liberals" who pushed JFK and LBJ into the rice paddies and jungles of Southeast Asia.