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Queens of the Stone Age

Here’s one more sign of our American imperialism and blood-soaked oil thirst:

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With the U.S. mission in Afghanistan now focused on rebuilding the shattered nation, top Pentagon officials are trying to rally more allied aid for the effort and determine whether it can be expanded.

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz led a delegation of Bush administration officials on Wednesday to gauge the progress of the military’s humanitarian efforts so far and chart the future course of relief programs in the war-ravaged nation.

The high-profile visit by the Pentagon’s second-in-command is meant to show the United States remains committed to rebuilding Afghanistan after helping to topple the Taliban, even as a possible war with Iraq looms and nuclear tensions with North Korea escalate.

Indeed, there are no plans to reduce the 8,000 or so U.S. troops based there—and Pentagon officials hope to speed up the rebuilding process.

How about some of those bleeding hearts in Europe start ponying up with the food aid?  Where’s the French and German flags on those sacks of food?

(Link via Blogmonger.)

Posted by Lee on 01/29/03 at 11:44 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • Permalink

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