The Bush Legacy - Afghans rue Bush's 'war on terror'

On the day George Bush, the US president, ends his period in office, millions of Afghans will be battling the bitter cold of winter and possible starvation.

Eight years after Bush launched his 'war on terror' in response to the September 11 attacks, much of the human cost of this war remains under-reported.

Increased fighting in the country has gradually decreased the ability of the UN, humanitarian agencies and NGOs to deliver basic ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Jan. 12, 2009

The real situation in Afghanistan is presented. It shows the shallowness of the Bush expressed perceptions.

The Ann Jones story of US graft and theft and profiteering in Afghanistan indicate Bush's fellow liars and thieves have had much to do with the sorry state of things in Afghanistan.

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Marsha Iverson
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by Marsha Iverson - Jan. 8, 2009

Excellent, thorough, insightful reporting from Kabul on the impact of the "war on terror" in Afghanistan. Clear and eloquent, well-reasoned and overwhelmingly sad accounting of the net result of American efforts over the past seven years. A must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the Afghani point of view.

We cannot deny our role in causing this situation, and in making it worse. And we cannot make our responsibilities go away by pretending this crisis doesn't exist. Most importantly, we cannot ease the misery of Afghanis through further military force. We must find a different way to turn this catastrophe around.

In a recent survey carried out by The Asia Foundation, a US-based NGO, only 39 per cent of the population said they were more prosperous now than ... More »

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