NATO Ministers Endorse Wider Afghan Effort


While more Americans are being killed everyday, NATO Defence Ministers endorsed General McChrystal’s plan to increase the troop levels. In other news carried by the mainstream media, President Obama played golf with a woman today. Listen to your Generals Mr. President and stop playing politics with our lives.

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal at a meeting on Friday in Bratislava, Slovakia.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Defense ministers from NATO on Friday endorsed the ambitious counterinsurgency strategy for Afghanistan proposed by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, giving new impetus to his recommendation to pour more troops into the eight-year-old war.

General McChrystal, the senior American and allied commander in Afghanistan, made an unannounced appearance here on Friday to brief the defense ministers on his strategic review of a war in which the American-led campaign has lost momentum to a tenacious Taliban insurgency.

“What we did today was to discuss General McChrystal’s overall assessment, his overall approach, and I have noted a broad support from all ministers of this overall counterinsurgency approach,” said NATO’s secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/24/world/europe/24nato.html?_r=1

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