US forces continue to press forward in the Marjah region of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, put are said to be struggling mightily with home-made bombs and sniper fire, and were able to advance only 500 yards yesterday.
During yesterday's radio show, CNN was proclaiming how the Taliban was being driven from their stronghold, victory was imminent, and military operations in Marjah would be over in another 2 days.
Of course, the reason for such reckless predictions is that Obama needs a victory in one of the wars before he thinks he can start a new war with Iran and not have the American people storm the White House with tar, feathers, and a rope.
The US has been in Afghanistan for 8 years, two years longer than all of WW2, just as long as the USSR and if this escalation fails to achieve a decisive victory, the public perception that this is just another Vietnam and that the US Government were fools to fall into the same trap that the USSR did, will only grow.
Remember, the principle of Odious Debt is that We The People are NOT obligated to repay the money borrowed for any of these wars.