Afghanistan Commander Gen. John Allen Investigated; Meanwhile, Afghanistan sinking

The emails to Jill Kelly of Gen. John Allen, US commander in Afghanistan and a friend of ex-CIA chief David Petraeus, are being investigated as possibly inappropriate.

Meanwhile, actual Afghans face a difficult and perhaps bleak future because the way over-ambitious American project in their country is failing. And US veterans of the war struggle with PTSD and, often, addiction.

The European Union is suspending aid to the corrupt government Hamid Karzai. And, Taliban are raiding into the Bamyan area of the Shiite Hazaras with impunity because the Afghan government has not sent any of its 200,000 troops there to protect them.

The Reporter explains:

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  1. Ooh! Ooh! Time for another Surge!

    Or maybe just to recognize that there not only is nothing for us to “fix” in Notagainistan, not even all the tea in China, or all the wealth of our great nation, diverted into that swamp of corruption and tribalism, would be able to “fix” things there to the satisfaction of Our Leaders and the People Who Believe We Are Exceptional.

    How many times are “we” going to let the street criminals sucker us with yet another game of Three Card Monte?

    Ooh! Ooh! Them Iranians took potshots at one of our Drones! Casus Belli! Casus Belli! Quick! Buy Lockheed-Martin, the company that brags “We know who we’re working for:” link to cnbc.com

  2. The US media loves this far-ranging expansion of the Petraeus sex scandal because, frankly, that’s about all they’re competent to cover anymore. Even the once “simple” horse-race coverage of the Presidential election was beyond political reporters this cycle, because it involved – gasp!!! – STATISTICS.

    In contrast, the old familiar “who emailed who”, which can be told in “he said/she said” format (the only way allowed in these fair&balanced times) is perfect for Prime Time and has the added advantage of boosting sales.

    And meanwhile, as Dr Cole observes, Afghanistan burns.

  3. You would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the discomfiture of Generals Dreedle and Peckem – sorry, that should read Petraeus and Allen. I hope that somewhere in the aetherium Joseph Heller is chuckling quietly.

    • About all we’re missing now from the “Catch-22″ Dumb-theon are Lt.-Col.-Gen. “Everybody March!” Scheisskpof, and ex-PFC Wintergreen and his mimeograph machine. We already got Milo Minderbinder busily and profitably selling out the troops and the nation, in spades…

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