Monday, June 6, 2011
Ray McGovern, Consortium News:
"Celebrating a reunion with close friends of Fordham College (class of 1961) on a perfect June day in New York should be a time of little or no stress. So I should have avoided a long lecture by a retired four-star general from the class of 1966, Jack Keane. Keane, now on Fordham University's Board of Trustees, has been the go-to general for the neoconservatives in recent years. He said he was speaking to us before catching a flight to Europe where he would lobby leaders of the 41 NATO countries who, except for three, have been 'unwilling to ask their people to sacrifice' in places like Afghanistan. (By all indications, Keane has apparently given no thought to the possibility that the Europeans have been far quicker to understand that the war in Afghanistan - aka Vietnamistan - is a fool's errand.)"
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Posted by Michele Kearney at 9:39 PM