Still another US air strike killing dozens of civilians in Afghanistan, still another promise by the Pentagon to “investigate”, while in Washington President Obama hosts the AfPak summit with “Af” Hamid Karzai” and “Pak” Ali Zardari.
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.
Real News Network – May 08, 2009
Killing them softly with air strikes
Pepe Escobar on how the rebranded “war on terror” is being sold as a PAKISTANI war