Wednesday, May 02, 2012

"Obama Touts War’s End in Afghanistan, But Critics See Election-Year Guise for Prolonged Occupation" (with video)

Democracy Now! with video:
On a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Obama marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Osama bin Laden and announced the signing of a long-term strategic partnership with the Afghan government. In a speech to the U.S. public, Obama said the agreement heralds "a future in which the war ends, and a new chapter begins." We’re joined by writer Tariq Ali and former U.S. diplomat Ann Wright, who helped reopen the U.S. embassy in Kabul in 2001. [includes rush transcript]

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