Winning hearts and minds
- The story in the Independent, UK newspaper
See some video here, which everyone is watching, now that he is being appointed commander of Central Command.
I'm not outraged, as some are. I just wonder how the people managing these invasions and occupations think that this is going to improve their prospects of making the natives love their American overlords, especially in Afghanistan, where all occupiers find the audience to be a pretty tough room in the first place.
How do you like paying for this nonsense at around a billion a day? You wondering why there's no money for schools, or infrastructure, or good medical care, or even unemployment benefits for those whose jobs have been lost by wrecking the economy so war contractors can get rich, congressmen can get their campaign contributions - their quid for their quo - and Obama can look tough?