Excerpt from Obama's Pakistan Campaign: Brilliant President Plus Smart Bombs Equals Humanitarian Success:
So think about this: In the last four months, we have continued bombing Pakistan, killing (or at least claiming to have killed) more and more "high-value targets", such as Osama bin Laden's son Sa'ad (who in addition to probably surviving the attack in which he was "killed", may not have had anything to do with terrorism at all, other than being sired by an undercover CIA operative), and Baitullah Mehsud (who in addition to probably surviving the attack in which he was "killed", has likely been the CIA's most powerful weapon in South Asia since Osama bin Laden died in 2001).
We have been able to do all this without killing any additional civilians, and -- even more amazingly -- we have managed to revive 57 innocent people who were dead back in April but who are not dead anymore!
This is the sort of "humanitarian intervention" we were always hoping for but could never achieve -- not under Republican scoundrels such as Bush, Bush and Reagan; not under Democratic scoundrels such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
Of all the presidents in the history of our great nation, only Obama The Wonderful has managed to turn America's awesome firepower into a healing force.
Clearly, none of this would be possible without Obama's brilliance. He's the first President we've ever had who has been smart enough to use our wonderful smart bombs to their maximum humanitarian potential.
Similarly, none of it would be possible without our fantastic remote-controlled planes and the computerized bombs they carry. The Wall Street Journal was right! Drones have made war-fighting more humane!
What? You doubt me? Oh, please!! You'd have to be awfully naive to think we could raise scores of people from the dead with conventional weapons!
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Is US aid to Kabul leaking to the Taliban funding the Afghan Insurgency?
There are various sources for the funding of the Taliban. Much has been written about it. Here is a synopsis.
1) Poppy growth keeps the drug lords in power and many of them fund the Taliban and the 38 insurgent groups that are fighting the NATO, ISAF and US forces.
2) There is much discussion, specially in Pakistan of foreign sources for the funding of terror, specially what is being exported to Pakistan. Pakistani authorities blame Delhi for the spate of terror attacks on Pakistani soft targets.
3) American sources typically blame sources from the Middle East, specially Saudi Arabia which is allegedly supporting the Sunnis in Afghanistan.
4) New evidence is now showing up with confirms that US aid meant for the Karzai government is slipping into the hands of the Taliban and the 38 insurgent groups that are fighting the occupation armies in Afghanistan. The US waster $143 Billion Dollars in aid into Afghanistan and has nothing to show for it, except defeat and retreat.
KABUL — It is the open secret no one wants to talk about, the unwelcome truth that most prefer to hide. In Afghanistan, one of the richest sources of Taliban funding is the foreign assistance coming into the country.
Virtually every major project includes a healthy cut for the insurgents. Call it protection money, call it extortion, or, as the Taliban themselves prefer to term it, “spoils of war,” the fact remains that international donors, primarily the United States, are to a large extent financing their own enemy.
“Everyone knows this is going on,” said one U.S. Embassy official, speaking privately.