Whistleblower's leaked US files reveal state of Afghan war - Americas, World - The Independent
so the lid is off the kettle. sure us "outsiders" have been saying the nation is being lied to with how the war effort is going for a long time now, but, when you live in an information vacuum the average american citizen are forced to endure on a daily basis and the only available news outlets keep parroting fraudulent facts given to them by the leaders in washington, well you can't always blame the yokels of america for being undereducated and stupid. blame the government and an increasingly sedentary life style. it was their idea anyway because a stupid people can be led by the nose to do almost anything, even if it is against their own self interests.
afghanistan is as unwinnable today as it has been for centuries and the only reason we are there in the first place is because of the criminal actions of george w. bush, dick (and i can't emphasize 'dick' enough) cheney and karl rove, an unholy and blasphemous trinity (or axis of evil, if you prefer). these criminals are not in jail and will never face any charges. they have literally gotten away with murder.
today, the wars thrust on this nation slog on, fought now by a whole new leadership that are equally duplicitous as their predecessors. they lie, they obfuscate, they tell all of us everything is fine, just fine. meanwhile our children are being slaughtered everyday and for what? yet even as these debacles in iraq and afghanistan continue, the leaders in washington may not be through. obama speaks of widening the war into pakistan and an attack on iran is still on the stove so that rich men can get richer and arms dealers can pad their accounts. fuck our kids. fuck 'em! if they get killed, a new generation of 18 year olds just graduated.
bradley manning did the right thing and is an american patriot. he looked into his soul and his conscience and decided the safety and well being of his country was more important than cover ups and conspiracies. sure, he technically broke the law, but he showed his nation the ineptitude of their leadership (both democrat and republican), the war crimes performed in the name of their freedom and the needless deaths of our fighting sons and daughters. good job, son. if only more people had your courage and audacity.