Why WikiLeaks Won’t Stop the War by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
Aug, 3, 2010

The War Logs—a six-year archive of classified military documents about the war in Afghanistan, released on the Internet by the organization WikiLeaks—documents a grim struggle becoming grimmer, from the U.S. perspective. And for the Afghans, a mounting horror.

The War Logs, however valuable, may contribute to the unfortunate and prevailing doctrine that wars are wrong only if they aren’t successful—rather like the Nazis felt after Stalingrad.

Last month came the fiasco of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, forced to retire as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and replaced by his superior, Gen. David H. Petraeus.

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via Why WikiLeaks Won’t Stop the War — In These Times

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Our Ordinary Hell

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5 thoughts on “Why WikiLeaks Won’t Stop the War by Noam Chomsky

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  4. to professor chomsky and others who continue to use the label ‘ War ‘ for our occupations of iraq & afghanistan:
    THERE IS NO WAR GOING ON ! WE ARE OCCUPYING 2 COUNTRIES AND THERE IS AN INSURGENCY AGAINST OCCUPATION.
    TO CONTINUE TO USE THE LABEL OF ‘ WAR ‘ ONLY HELPS LEGITIMATIZE IT. CONSIDER PLEASE.

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