American Samizdat

Tuesday, November 23, 2010. *
Apparently the "Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour," very senior commander in the Taliban movement, who has been engaged in talks to end the Afghanistan war, is no such person. Whoever he was, and whoever sent him, he also walked away with "a lot of money."

via mefi

Also see, Fake Taliban, real embarrassment

"[Gen. Petraeus/ISAF] were partially right: something had changed. But it wasn't the effectiveness of their tactics or strategy. Instead, this episode confirms what many Afghanistan watchers have long feared: the leadership of ISAF doesn't seem to have any idea what it's doing, who it's talking to, and (probably) who it is really killing."

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posted by Uncle $cam at 9:18 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is a reconstruction using an actor.

I admire Butler for what he said, but not for when he said it. Way too late. Protesting wars 3 years after they end is not being honest.

Please, note that he held two Medals of Honor.

Also, please, note that his father in law was the chairman of the Navy appropriations committee in the House of Representatives. Might have had some bearing on the two medals and the promotions since the Marines got their appropriations through the Department of the Navy.
10:27 AM  
Blogger Uncle $cam said...
This is a reconstruction using an actor.

I assumed that was obvious, however, I didn't know the other info, interesting, thanks...
10:46 AM  
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