Friday, January 29, 2010

Afstan: International conference/Globeite Doug Saunders smackdown

As for the conference, All the News That's Fit to Link (plus some views) from Norman's Spectator. Mr Spector also lets loose another round at Mr Saunders:

--What a Globe columnist is reporting

Afghan endgame: From victory to compromise

With surprising unanimity, the countries fighting in Afghanistan agreed, for the first time in the war's nine-year history, to a set of goals for its conclusion and a rough timetable for withdrawal.

--What a Star reporter is reporting that the Globe columnist isn’t

Allies okay road map out of Afghanistan

Foreign troops must stay in Afghanistan for another decade, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday as world powers agreed on an exit strategy including a plan to persuade Taliban fighters to disarm in exchange for jobs and homes.

--What the Brits are reporting that confirms the Star’s reporter’s report

'British troops in Afghanistan for another decade'

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, said his security forces could need support and training from Western troops for another decade.

He spoke as the United Nations envoy to Afghanistan warned that the international strategy for the country is “seriously flawed” and will leave Western troops “entrenched” and unable to leave...

Mr Spector's first shot is here:
Globeite Doug Saunders unmasked: "--The Star shows why reporters, not columnists, should report the news"


Blogger Positroll said...

Repost from below:

Talking about offensive potential:

About 600 coalition troops, of which roughly 500 are Germans infantrymen, have started another advance into the rebellious Chahar Dara district of Kunduz province.

Oh,and it seems like the US is sending up to 5000 men to the RC North, not 2500 as so fas assumed:,1518,674705,00.html
(in German)

11:41 a.m., January 29, 2010  

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