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Afghanistan War, Nightmare without End for Troops, Innocent Civilians and US Taxpayers

by Dennis J. Kucinich

Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich

Editor’s Note Global Research : This is taken from a press release from Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a leading voice for peace in congress.

Washington D.C. (November 23, 2010) – Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich, a leading proponent of peace, today renewed his call to end the Afghan war after it was revealed that a self-proclaimed senior Taliban negotiator working with President Hamid Karzai and NATO officials was an imposter.

“The war in Afghanistan is taking place in a netherworld where facts and common sense have no place. Elections are fake. Our deadline to withdraw is a fake. Now, we learn that a fake Taliban leader has been leading us to believe that NATO was facilitating high-level talks between Taliban leadership and the corrupt Afghan central government we’re propping up. It was truly amazing that our government said we were negotiating with high-level Taliban leadership while at the same time we were stepping up air strikes to wipe them out.


“Evidence abounds that the Karzai regime in Kabul is among the most corrupt in the world. President Karzai rules through crony capitalism. He works to protect his cronies rather than the Afghan people. Our tax dollars are going to the Karzai family and its supporters to buy villas in Dubai. We know that our tax dollars fund both sides of the conflict. We know that our ‘allies’ pay the enemy not to attack our troops and that they also may be bribing insurgents to attack our troops. We also know that U.S. tax dollars fund Afghan warlords. NATO officials have become so skilled in self-deception that a senior NATO official recently claimed that Kabul is safer for children than most western cities. Meanwhile those who continue to advocate for the war apply the dark arts of public relations to manufacturewar which is neither winnable, nor moral nor sane.


It is time for Congress to start asking General Petraeus some direct questions.

“The War in Afghanistan is longer than any other war America has ever fought. It has cost U.S. taxpayers more than a trillion dollars. More than 1300 Americans have died, thousands more wounded. Countless innocent Afghan civilians have died. “The only real thing about this war is the dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, the wasted tax dollars and the mounting evidence telling us to get out.”


Dennis J. Kucinich is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Dennis J. Kucinich


6 Comments

  1. Dawoodi Morkas on the 26. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Most probably Bin Laden is dead. Most probably now his organization is run by either the USA CIA or the Pakistan ISI? No one knows for sure, yet the assumption is rife that the war in Afghanistan is being fought by the American with an elusive foe who is no where to be seen nor any where to engaged.

    Al-Qaida supporters occupy town and cites in Afghanistan they have their own way of justice and they dispense that justice in the presence of the USA force. There is no difference in the time of the Al-Qaida rule of Afghanistan and the current Afghan Government in the shadow of the USA. People are suffering the same fate that had started some time ago by the Taliban.

  2. Testing Faith on the 27. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Kucinich is a good man, despite him having punted on (i.e., voted for) the Rothschild/Rockefeller eugenics program known as Obamacare.
    Of course the war in Afghanistan is a fraud, as is the war on terror, the 911 attack, most of what passes for security theater in this country, the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, the rapidscam radiation devices, etc. At least Kucinich spoke the truth about one aspect of our festering society.

  3. Greenlink on the 27. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    In regards to Morkas comments, who the hell do you think Al-Quaida(the toilet) is. CIA/Mossad. Start to get the bigger picture?

  4. Doug on the 27. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    All of the world is a stage and our politicians are merely actors.

  5. Gary Robinson on the 27. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Congressman Kucinich your article above is full of truth. With that being said your credibility in getting anything done about our issues is terrible. You had an opportunity earlier this year to make a difference by voting no on that abomination of a health bill All it took for you to change your mind was a few minutes on Air Force One with another sell out artist. So Congressman unless you are willing to stand up when it counts don’t bother standing up at all.

  6. nota on the 27. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    @Doug
    “All of the world is a stage and our politicians are merely actors.”

    So true. And let’s not forget Kucinich’s last-second sell-out on the Health Care Reform Bill (http://tinyurl.com/denniskucinich)

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