Jeremy Scahill of The Nation just returned from an unembedded trip to Afghanistan and here was part of his prepared testimony before Congress:There’s no question that our overall military strategy (along with our counter-narcotics strategy) is leading to a larger and stronger Taliban. MORE...
Despite the perception that we know what is happening in Afghanistan, what is rarely discussed in any depth in Congress or the media is the vast number of innocent Afghan civilians that are being killed on a regular basis in US night raids and the heavy bombing that has been reinstated by General David Petraeus. I saw the impact of these civilian deaths first-hand and I can say that in some cases our own actions are helping to increase the strength and expand the size of the Taliban and the broader insurgency in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Jeremy Scahill: "....vast number of innocent Afghan civilians that are being killed on a regular basis"
"Feeding the Enemy" (Lee-Horses Org):