Thursday, July 23, 2009


Afghan war in interest of US, UK: Biden

Zee News India — The war in Afghanistan is in the interests of the US and the UK, US Vice President Joe Biden has said in an interview.
While talking to BBC's Jonathan Beale, Biden maintained that Afghan war is “worth the effort we are making and the sacrifice that is being felt".
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More troops will die in Afghanistan, says Joe Biden

Guardian UK — More British and American troops will die in Afghanistan, but the war against the Taliban is in the national interests of both countries, the US vice-president, Joe Biden, said today.
Speaking in the deadliest month for British troops since the US-led invasion in 2001, Biden insisted that the current offensive against the Taliban in Helmand province was worth the effort and was a "prerequisite" to get the country ready for presidential elections next month.
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The Afghanistan industry

Guardian UK — For ordinary Afghans, the west is part of the machinery of corruption that thrives on the conflict
When the Taliban arrived in a village in Farah in May, the village elders approached them and asked them to leave. They told the Taliban that if the fighters stayed, the foreigners would bomb their village. The Taliban said: "We are fighting and dying for Islam and so should you. Why should you be spared death? Is your blood redder than ours?"
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