Friday, September 25, 2009

Afghanistan: "500,000 TROOPS?!"

"500,000 TROOPS?!"
by Mac McKinney

"From the Huffington Post:* "Embedded in General Stanley McChrystal's classified assessment of the war in Afghanistan is his conclusion that a successful counterinsurgency strategy will require 500,000 troops over five years. This bombshell was dropped by NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday: The numbers are really pretty horrifying. What they say, embedded in this report by McChrystal, is they would need 500,000 troops - boots on the ground - and five years to do the job. No one expects that the Afghan Army could step up to that."

This is the potential scenario yawning before us as the cogs and wheels of the Pentagon war machine groan on laboriously, mindlessly trying to replicate the past horror of not only Iraq, but of Vietnam. Who will stop the Black Hole this time from devouring everyone and everything in sight?"


  1. And Vietnam bankrupted America. It bankrupted this nation when we still had factories and good jobs. And when our nations dams, bridges, roads, sewer lines, water lines and electric grid wasn't falling apart. And it bankrupted this nation without the crushing debt that we have now. 500,000 troops? What are these guys smoking?

  2. Good question, what are they smoking?...but couldn't there be a bright side to this? Wouldn't they have to start the draft again? And that would get people out in the streets again.....maybe?

  3. Send him 500,000: ceo's, children of privilege, shareholders of war machine corporations, and all those who so love war that they like to murder children. Send Kissinger, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the psychotic bunch in Washington.

  4. Truly unbelievable, folks. With all the insanity of the economy lately, now this, I can only wonder if there not some kind of mass psychosis infecting the entire population-present company excluded, of course- it's like they've all literally lost their minds! What's next, an extraterrestrial invasion?

    zwick, julie mitchell, Spike, thanks for stopping by, and breathing a little sanity into this mess.