Yeah right, leave it up to military leaders.

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    Yeah right, leave it up to military leaders. :evil:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/opinion/24dowd.html?hp

    Those familiar with the greatest Afghan con yet say that the British had spent a year developing the fake Taliban leader as a source and, despite a heated debate and C.I.A. skepticism, General Petraeus was buying into it. The West was putting planes and assets at the poseur’s disposal, and paying him a sum in the low six figures.

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    America is stomping around the moonscape of Afghanistan trying to do the right thing, but we can’t because we’re clueless about the culture to the point where we can be faked out by an imposter masquerading as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, a high-level Taliban commander.


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    gawd save us from them. :doubt:
     
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    This story is sad. It is a reminder that the same type of stupid fuck thinking that had us lose in Vietnam will have us lose in Afghanistan.


    The CIA had it right both times and both times the 'sacred' military was a fuck-up machine.
     
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    i was hoping obama would have gone the biden route and deescalated from afghanistan altogether.
     
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    :clap2:

    I thought that was crazy thinking -- then reality bit me. :redface:
     

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