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    What the Wikileaks files TRULY reveal

    What the Wikileaks files TRULY reveal
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    with Brian Becker, National Coordinator
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    breaking news of the leaked documents.
    The release of 90,000 secret U.S. military files by the whistleblower website Wikileaks, in its broadest context, reveals that the Obama administration and the Pentagon brass have been and still are fully aware that they are not only losing the war in Afghanistan, but also have no possibility of winning.

    The documents present a powerful indictment against the Pentagon, the Obama administration and the Bush administration for their failure to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan. They provide documentary evidence of the killing of hundreds and perhaps thousands of civilians by U.S. and NATO troops.

    The files reveal that the Pentagon set up a secret commando unit called Task Force 373 that is nothing other than a death squad. Task Force 373, made up of Army and Navy Special Operatives, is seeking to assassinate individuals from an assembled list of 2,000 targets.

    And despite rosy-sounding publicity missives coming from the Pentagon, the information released on Wikileaks shows an obvious pattern of intensifying bomb attacks against U.S. and NATO forces.

    The decision by the Obama administration to send 60,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2009 is exposed as nothing other than a decision to send more human beings to their death in an ongoing war that cannot be won, so as to avoid taking the political responsibility for a military setback. That is the rule that all U.S. policymakers abide by. No matter what, they must avoid the appearance of military defeat at the hands of an armed resistance.

    The White House condemned the release of the classified documents in the most disingenuous and hypocritical way. It denounced those who provided the files for putting “the lives of U.S. and partner service members at risk.” That is turning reality upside down. It is the Obama administration that is putting the lives of U.S. service members and Afghan civilians “at risk” every day by continuing a war just so that it can avoid the political backlash for suffering a defeat on its watch.

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    Bush understood this situation. The more troops you put into Afghanistan, the more Americans will die. Obama has raised the monthly body count rather drastically. It will not improve the overall situation.

    I had an interesting chat with a Russian pilot who had been part of the Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan. He explained that Bush had learned from their mistakes. The Bush plan was to keep troop levels to a minimum and to mainly have Special Forces engaged in establishing good relations with the locals and helping them understand why their future would be better if they helped prevent the Taliban from regaining power. It was an easy sell, considering the horrors of Taliban occupation.

    Meanwhile, schools and universities are constructed in the population centers and young people are brought in from the tribal regions. They learn technical skills, medical skills, language skills, engineering... then they can return to their home areas and begin the process of social progress there. It is not a 2 year plan, it is a 50 year plan. It seems the best plan for the circumstances.

    I hope Obama can figure that out instead of grandstanding by sending more troops then quietly issuing rules of engagement that make those troops very vulnerable to Taliban familiar with our rules of engagement.

    Woops, too late.

    Rules of engagement killing U.S. soldiers
    You won't believe new rules of engagement in Afghanistan
    It's not just the enemy killing U.S. soldiers
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