Obama’s Pick to Lead Afghan War Linked to Abuse of Prisoners & Secret Assassination Unit

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Democracy Now!
June 8, 2009

Obama’s Pick to Lead Afghan War Linked to Abuse of Prisoners & Secret Assassination Unit

Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal formerly served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008. During that time, he oversaw a secretive program to hunt down and assassinate suspected terrorists around the globe. Last year, lawmakers delayed Stanley McChrystal’s nomination for a key position because of questions about prisoner abuse by forces under his command. Many of the reports of abuse center on Camp Nama, a US base near Baghdad’s airport where Special Operations troops ran an interrogation and detention center. [includes rush transcript]

Guests:

Marc Garlasco, former intelligence and targeting analyst at the Pentagon. He’s now the senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch.

Tom Engelhardt, created and runs the Tomdispatch.com website, a project of the Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He recently published an article about what General McChrystal’s nomination means for the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s called ‘Going for Broke: Six Ways the Af-Pak War Is Expanding’

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via Obama’s Pick to Lead Afghan War Linked to Abuse of Prisoners & Secret Assassination Unit

see

The Obama Paradox: When Does Popular Reform President Challenge Status Quo? by Robert S. Becker

Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures: Diplomacy, Militarism and Imagery by Prof. James Petras

Gareth Porter: McChrystal and the Afghan military “solution” + No way to “win” (updated)

Afghans ask Where is humanity in Obama’s 83 billion American War

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue By Gareth Porter

Escobar: Obama and Osama – McChrystal clear

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