afghanistan

For the first time, most Republicans say Afghanistan War not worth fighting

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Published: Thursday, April 12th, 2012

In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, Republicans and Democrats both say the war isn’t worth fighting. It’s past time for President Obama to get our troops out of there. It’s not making us safer, and it’s not worth the costs.


Pentagon Admits U.S./Afghan Night Raid Deal Is a Joke

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Published: Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The U.S. is publicly describing the deal with the Karzai administration on night raids as a big deal, but Pentagon spokespeople are crystal clear that the deal doesn’t give any new recognition to the right of Afghans to control their own affairs. From Stars and Stripes: “This is not about [giving Afghan officials] a veto [...]


The Ed Schultz Show: Robert Greenwald discusses Romney’s position on Afghanistan and previews Koch Brothers documentary

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Published: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Robert Greenwald and radio host Ed Schultz talk about presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s statement that the withdrawal of Afghanistan is a failure and then gives a preview of the Koch Brothers Exposed documentary.


KPFK’s Uprising Radio: Derrick Crowe discusses the deadly attack on Afghan civilians by an American soldier

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Published: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

By Sonali Kolhatkar at Uprising Radio This past Monday saw the deadliest “intentional” attack on Afghan civilians by the US since the start of the ten year long war in Afghanistan. An unnamed US Army staff sergeant walked a mile in the middle of the night to two different villages near his base in southern [...]


The Big Picture: Robert Greenwald discusses the Afghanistan tragedy and if this never-ending war is to blame

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Published: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films & Eli Clifton, Think Progress.org join Thom Hartmann on The Big Picture. An American soldier kills 16 unarmed Afghan civilians. How will this rampage affect US-Afghan relations – and is it time we withdraw from the country altogether? Plus – a twist to this story that should leave us all [...]


The Ed Schultz Show: Robert Greenwald on President Obama’s apology for the burning of Korans

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Published: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Robert Greenwald from Brave New Films joins Ed Schultz on his radio program to discuss the criticism of President Obama’s apology for the burning of Korans in Afghanistan. For more information on the growing anger in Afghanistan over the Koran burnings, check out the Huffington Post article co-authored by Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe.


Sorry’s Not Good Enough in Afghanistan. Here’s Why

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Published: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

As violence continues following the burning of Qurans by ISAF in Afghanistan, insiders in Washington, D.C. and in the media are wasting quite a bit of breath asking the rhetorical question, “Why aren’t the apologies working?” Military commanders in Afghanistan apologized profusely, President Obama exposed himself to the demagoguery of Republican primary opponents with his [...]


On KPFK “Connect the Dots,” Robert Greenwald Talks About Panetta’s Afghanistan Decision

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Published: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Robert Greenwald discusses Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision to withdrawal combat troops from Afghanistan by 2013. Robert and host Lila Garrett then talk about the possibility of another war, this time with Iran.


No Success in Iraq — Unless You’re a War Profiteer

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Published: Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama’s attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war. We must remember the truth about this catastrophic, unpopular, vicious war, and we must fight the strong national impulse to salvage our self-image in platitudes. If [...]


193,000 Jobs: The true cost of the wasted $60 billion in Iraq/Afghanistan

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe
Published: Friday, September 2nd, 2011

193,000 jobs. That’s what we could have created, at minimum, for the money that war contractors wasted in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that “as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade through lax oversight of contractors, poor [...]


  

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