[Marxism] Afghanistan: West's war far from over

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 19:32:39 MST 2013

Tony Abbott used one of the “surprise visits” to Australian occupation
forces in Afghanistan, popular with Australian prime ministers, to announce
on October 29 that Australia was withdrawing from the conflict.

Aside from offering the standard praise of the Australian soldiers’ prowess
and virtue, Abbott made very little attempt to justify the 12-year long war
and occupation. “Australia’s longest war is ending, not with victory, not
with defeat, but with, we hope, an Afghanistan that’s better for our
presence here,” he said.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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