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Gareth Porter: Obama Has Only Two Options in Afghanistan

• AntiWar Radio
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the New York Times story about a leaked military proposal for snatch and grab raids targeting Afghan insurgent leaders inside Pakistan (in the hopes that interrogations would yield an intelligence bonanza); the severe consequences this “cockamamie” idea would have for Pakistan’s already weak civilian government; why Pakistan’s national security remains tied to the Taliban, in opposition to the India-friendly Karzai regime and Northern Alliance remnants; how political realities in the US keep the Afghanistan War going despite the fact it’s a well-known lost cause; and why the White House will probably be responsive to US special forces raids in Pakistan.
Listen to the interview here