And Canada, way to follow.....right into the muck and mire.
The US has now been in Afghanistan, the Graveyard of Empires, longer then the Soviets.
Today is December 02/2010. As of November 26/2010, this Friday past, the U.S.-led coalition will have been fighting in this South Asian country for as long as the Soviets did.
Put another way, the coalition have been occupying Afghanistan for longer then the Soviets ever did.
Too bad the mainstream media didn't cover that milestone!
(what with the wikileaks distraction)
And it is going so swimmingly in Afghanistan too!
The Pentagon's semiannual report to Congress on the war in Afghanistan has 'progress' in the title but little elsewhere. Instead, it chronicles corruption, violence, and a growing insurgency.
Well, at least the word progress is in the title? That must mean something, right?
Speaking of Canada... Troops are staying put, "non-combat troops", that is.
And if you believe that......
Santa Claus is coming to town!