Tuesday, November 24, 2009

STUMBLE & FAIL: IF ONLY THIS WAS AFGHANISTAN

In Stumble & Fail country:

"The Afghan government and the US military have begun a fledgling drive to lure Taliban foot soldiers away from the battlefield by offering them job opportunities ..." -- the Los Angeles Times, Monday

"The calculations [on a price tag for troops to Afghanistan in the new surge] so far have produced a sweeping range. The Pentagon publicly estimates it will cost $500,000 a year for every additional service member sent to the war zone. Obama's budget experts size it up as twice that much." -- the Los Angeles Times, Monday

"Disastrously high unemployment, persisting years into the future ... Why is this considered OK, as opposed to desperately requiring action?" -- Paul Krugman, here.

Jobs for the Taliban and half a million to a million for every soldier sent into the endless war. Productive jobs for Americans? Way too hard and unpopular in Washington.

A grand national strategy for short as well as long term lose. So did the sun on dunghill shine.




Stumble & Fail: the archive.

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