Top general admits that U.S. is losing the war in Afghanistan!

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KABUL, Afghanistan - August 10, 2009 - The top Amerikan commander in Afghanistan declared that the Taliban are winning in Afghanistan in a startling interview published Monday - a striking contrast to the “Mission Accomplished” rhetoric of the Bush regime as regards Iraq.

His remarks appear carefully tailored to lower expectations and shift public opinion in support of operations in the war-torn country where few foreign powers have ever seen victory. The Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, when they were routed by a U.S. invasion.

General Stanley McChrystal, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, admitted that the Islamic fundamentalist group had gained the “upper hand” in Afghanistan, where the U.S. has had a presence for the last eight years. Critics of the Bush regime bemoaned the regime’s diversion of troops to Iraq in the years after the events of September 11, 2001, saying that the reduced level of troops fostered a climate that allowed the Taliban and al Qaeda to regroup.

Currently, U.S. operations in Afghanistan cost taxpayers about $4 billion a month. That comes to roughly $133 million per day, or $5.5 million per hour.

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