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Obama's Wars in 999 Words: Why Obama Can't Get Away from

Obama's Wars in 999 Words: Why Obama Can't Get Away from

by Pepe Escobar

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This provocative essay by Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar is essential reading as a counterpoint to the conventional narrative of Woodward's book. 1100 words.

The key - one may say tragic - point of Woodward's book is that Obama not only cannot end the Afghan war; he cannot even downscale it to target only the fewer than 100 jihadis and the Pakistani Taliban sheltered in the tribal areas without incurring blowback. Woodward says that Obama is seriously betting on his exit strategy - he wants by all means a progressive withdrawal from Afghanistan starting next summer. But "his" general, Petraeus - the Pentagon in fact - wants infinite war.

What Woodward's book - and the corporate media orchestrated narrative - will never tell is "why" infinite war.

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BN ID: 2940011885358
Publisher: Nimble Books LLC
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Series: 999 Words , #23
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 347 KB

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