Monday, December 09, 2019

Shocked -- Shocked!, Afghanistan War Edition

Houston Chronicle version, since many people don't like having to mess with WaPo's paywall idiocy:

A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable. ... With most speaking on the assumption that their remarks would not become public, U.S. officials acknowledged that their warfighting strategies were fatally flawed and that Washington wasted enormous sums of money trying to remake Afghanistan into a modern nation.

Hmm ... the people running a $1 trillion (so far) project that furnished them with salaries, authority,  excuses for other things, etc., lied about the fact that that project showed no likelihood whatsoever of delivering on its publicly announced objectives?

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