British FM Insists Current Afghan Occupation Way Different From Soviet One
In an interview with BBC today, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen slammed former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev for calling the decade long NATO occupation of Afghanistan “unwinnable.”
British Foreign Minister William Hague also slammed the comments, insisting that it was ‘impossible’ to compare the Soviet Union’s failed 9+ year long occupation of Afghanistan to NATO’s current, failing 9+ year long occupation of Afghanistan.
In his comments Gorbachev advised NATO to leave as soon as possible, and praised President Obama’s July 2011 drawdown plan, apparently unaware that the US president has already disavowed that date and insisted that the war will continue.
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