Friday, July 30, 2010

Endgame in Afghanistan: 'It's taken a year to move 20km'

As the war in Afghanistan enters its final chapter, Sean Smith's brutal, uncompromising film from the Helmand frontline shows the horrific chaos of a stalemate that is taking its toll in blood. Warning: contains distressing scenes and strong language.  Runs about 15 minutes.

   
   
   
   
   
I am a lifelong Democrat, liberal lefty, and I DO NOT understand how we can spill this much blood on the Cheney/Bush/Rumsfeld fiasco in Afgpakrak and then CUT FOOD STAMPS?  What the hell is going on?  What happened to the Democrats?  Where are they?  I fear the Democratic Party is about to be confronted by our own version of the tea party.
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On another note, I saw President Obama speaking at a Chrysler plant today.  While I am glad to see those few have good jobs, what I HEARD our president saying just reinforced my conviction that this fucker just does not get it.  He was going on and on about what a great car the fucking JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE is.  WHAT A DINK!  The grand fucking cherokee is some of the worst engineering imaginable in a car, and gets some of the worst fuel mileage imaginable.  The first pure electric car is going to be Japanese.  Jesusfuckingchrist.




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