Friday, December 04, 2009


The Afghanistan "withdrawal," clarified

I and others have already pointed out that "beginning" a withdrawal, even if it actually comes to pass, is far from a withdrawal. National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones confirms that today, loud and clear, for those who are hard of hearing (or comprehending):
"This is not a withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan in 2011, it is a decision to turn over to the Afghans some of the responsibility where they are ready to accept that responsibility. But in no manner, shape or form is the United States leaving Afghanistan in 2011."
"Freezes" that aren't freezes, "withdrawals" that aren't withdrawals; who should we credit - Lewis Carroll or George Orwell?

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