Friday, February 5, 2010

Afghanistan - - spin vs. reality

The spin:

NATO and U.S. officials are putting a more optimistic face on the 8-year-old Afghanistan war, suggesting that tens of thousands more foreign troops can finally turn the corner against a growing Taliban insurgency.

The reality:

The U.S. military blamed "shortcomings in command oversight" and delays in closing a remote outpost in northeastern Afghanistan for an October ambush that left eight Americans dead, according to a report released Friday.

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