Friday, July 23, 2010

Now Afghanistan too shows the limits of American power

British troops are paying the blood price in Helmand, as they did in Iraq, of a now officially subservient relationship

Seumas Milne, The Guardian/UK, July 21, 2010

The catastrophic illusions and acts of official betrayal at the heart of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are being progressively exposed, one after another. In London, the former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller confirmed to the Iraq inquiry this week that the security service had indeed warned Tony Blair’s government that aggression against Iraq, “on top of our involvement in Afghanistan”, would violently radicalise a generation of young Muslims and “substantially” increase the threat of terror attacks in Britain.

Continues >>

Post a Comment