Amid growing speculation that President Barack Obama may commit an additional 10,000 troops to Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the ongoing war, is making it clear he wants more – a lot more.
In fact, sources familiar with the general’s recommendations say that he has said that 40,000 additional US soldiers is the absolute “minimum” that would be necessary to obtain victory. Officials were less forthcoming, however, with how the victory would be defined.
McChrystal has sought a massive military escalation in the nation while objecting to any attempts to scale down their overall goals in the conflict. His recommendation has reportedly sought an additional 45,000 troops, a huge number considering the US only had 47,000 troops there when President Obama took office.
He has been uncharacteristically willing to speak out in favor of his escalation, going so far as to publicly mock Vice President Biden’s plan as a recipe for “Chaos-istan,” leading to a harsh rebuke from President Obama. It seems though from the general’s perspective 40,000-45,000 is the sweet spot for ensuring the war can continue, over eight years after it began.
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So, McChrystal now wants another 40,000 more soldiers to sacrifice for our Rome on the Potomac’s bloody, immoral, unjustified and imperialistic war of aggression in Afghanistan. All I have to say is this: General, you and the American Ruling Establishment can go straight to hell. Go to that place that reserves its darkest and hottest regions for murderous and unrepentant souls like you. You, and others like you, are an eternal stench in the nostrils of a loving and gracious God. All of you are traitors to every good thing America has ever stood for. God willing, you will not get one more American; son or daughter, father or mother, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece; for you to sacrifice on your blood-stained altar of satanic empire. God willing, you will not murder or maim another American soldier or another Afghani man, woman or child. Make no mistake about it, sir, the day is coming when men and women like you will have to face the eternal God of justice, who is the Lord Jesus Christ, and, when that day arrives, I wouldn’t desire to stand in your shoes for all the money and power the world has ever known.
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