Sheldon Richman on Obama's Afghanistan Brainwashing


From President Barack Obama on down, we hear nothing from government officials but glowing public reports about how things are going in Afghanistan. In June, when Obama announced his initial timetable for withdrawal, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "We have broken the Taliban's momentum. We do begin this drawdown from a position of strength." But as Sheldon Richman observes, that's not what the military says behind closed doors. Thanks to one U.S. military officer, the doors have been cracked open so the public can learn what officials really think.