Avapro online without prescription, Afghanistan: Heads You Lose, Tails You Loseby Immanuel WallersteinAgence Global, Nov 1, 2009
The war in Afghanistan is a war in which whatever the United States does now, or that President Obama does now, both the United States and Obama will lose. The country and its president are in a situation of perfect lockjaw.
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The major U.S. political ally in the region, Pakistan, avapro drug, is clearly collusive with the Taliban -- in large part to ensure its own internal survival. The U.S. Avapro online without prescription, military commander, General Stanley McChrystal, insists he needs 40,000 more troops right away, or it will be too late to win the war in Afghanistan. Discount avapro online, It seems unlikely he will get the full number of these troops, or fast enough, to meet his implicit deadline. There are many military figures who doubt that he is right in arguing that his 40, avapro overnight,000 more troops, even if they arrive right away, Avapro cheapest price, will make the difference.
It doesn't seem very daring to suggest that the United States will have to withdraw from Afghanistan at some point. Who will really come to power in Afghanistan at that point is a very open question. There may well be civil war for a long time, avapro online without prescription.
Within the United States, avapro non prescription, opinion about the ‘lost’ war will be extremely divided. It seems clear that the Republican right is preparing the charge of a treacherous sell-out by the Democrats in general, Buy avapro generic, and Obama in particular. Gen. McChrystal may well be their candidate for president, if not in 2012 then in 2016, avapro bangkok. Avapro online without prescription, Obama will get no credit for anything he does. If he gives full backing immediately to McChrystal's requests, he will still be accused by the Republicans of having done it too late. Cheapest avapro online, At the same time, he will have angered deeply at least half, if not more, of those who voted for him in 2008, pharmacy avapro.
The war in Afghanistan has become Obama's war. When the United States ‘loses’ that war, Buy discount avapro online, it will be Obama who will be charged with having ‘lost’ it. Even if he gets a health bill of some kind passed (possible), and even if the U.S, avapro online without prescription. and world economic situation improves in the next several years (doubtful), the war in Afghanistan will still loom largest as the single most important element in judging his presidency.
Could Obama reverse this situation by moving dramatically in another direction -- towards a rapid political deal with the Taliban and full withdrawal, order avapro no prescription. Aside from the fact that there is no public evidence that he is seriously contemplating doing this, there is not yet the degree of public support within the United States to make this a feasible political option for him. Buying generic avapro, He doesn't even have the necessary degree of support within his own administration for such a dramatic shift.
So the United States and Obama shall stumble on, for a year or two, while the general military and political situation deteriorates, compare avapro prices online. For the United States and for Obama, it is heads we lose, tails we lose.
Immanuel Wallerstein, Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, is the author of The Decline of American Power: The U.S. in a Chaotic World (New Press).
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