Afghanistan: Charlie Wilson And America’s 30-Year War by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO -Opposition to global militarism
February 15, 2010

On February 13 the United States and NATO led an assault with 15,000 Western and Afghan government troops against Marjah, a town in Helmand province with a population of 75,000. One soldier for every five civilians. The NATO contingent involved in the offensive includes troops from Britain, Canada, Denmark, Estonia and the U.S. Continue reading

Imperialist Propaganda – Second thoughts on Charlie Wilson’s War By Chalmers Johnson

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By Chalmers Johnson
07/01/08 “TomDispatch

I have some personal knowledge of congressmen like Charlie Wilson (D-2nd District, Texas, 1973-1996) because, for close to 20 years, my representative in the 50th Congressional District of California was Republican Randy “Duke” Cunningham, now serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence for soliciting and receiving bribes from defense contractors. Wilson and Cunningham held exactly the same plummy committee assignments in the House of Representatives – the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee plus the Intelligence Oversight Committee – from which they could dole out large sums of public money with little or no input from their colleagues or constituents. Continue reading