[...] Obama's surge in Afghanistan will ensure a steady supply of "collateral damage", even though sane military voices condemn "democracy at gunpoint" and Taliban "tacticians" mock Gen. David Petraeus' counterinsurgency tactics.
The Bush "war on terror" has been rebranded as "overseas contingency operations" (OCO) by the Obama administration.
Pepe Escobar argues everything remains the same, but with a new twist: Washington selling OCO in AfPak to US public opinion not as an American war - but as a Pakistani war.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Killing them softly