The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Lies? - II

If you were to believe the claims of the Obama administration, the President's handling of the Afghan conflict and his enormous escalation of military activity within the country has tamed the Taliban and set Afghanistan on the road to democracy.

Lara Logan, a well-respected CBS correspondent who covers the Middle East provides us with a somewhat different perspective. The Chicago Sun Times reports on a recent speech by Logan:
Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.

Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.

“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent.

The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban.

“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”
Any objective observer understands that. What is fascinating is that the MSM hasn't explored the Obama administration's foreign policy failure in Afghanistan in greater detail. If they had, they would have exposed the "lie" that Logan refers to and in so doing, added another still another foreign failure to a growing list that has emerged over the past few months.