Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Finally, someone states the obvious on Afghanistan.

Fighting between NATO-led forces and insurgents across southern Afghanistan has displaced an estimated 80,000 to 90,000 people over the past few months, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday.

... and here I was, being a good little conservative by saying there was only evidence to suggest that about 40,000 Afghani civilians had been displaced.

...but hey, that's okay. We only criticize the Israelis when they kill hundreds of civilians and cause tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in fear for their lives. It's okay when it happens in Iraq or Afghanistan, thankfully.

Between executive-level policy failures in New Orleans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, combined with his debt-driven (hint: you may want to scroll down a bit...) , puffed-up, lackluster economy, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find that Dubya has been the leading worldwide cause of homelessness. 

And who knows... you could be next. Especially you, soldier.  

Two nice, long segments of advanced footage from "When I Came Home" are available here, documenting homeless veterans of the war in Iraq and Vietnam. I strongly recommend this documentary, as it's perhaps the best coverage ever given to what has been a longstanding disgrace that the U.S. government has tried to sweep under the rug for far too long. 

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