Tom Engelhardt, on the fading American Empire: “Did we in some bizarre fashion fight ourselves and lose?

This complements the Hagel story. And sits in what appears to be stark contrast to latest Gordon Duff fulminations.

The Setting Sun and the American Empire

January 29, 2013

by Tom Engelhardt

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Sunset in Afghanistan.

The euphemisms will come fast and furious. Our soldiers will be greeted as “heroes” who, as in Iraq, left with their “heads held high,” and if in 2014 or 2015 or even 2019, the last of them, as also in Iraq, slip away in the dark of night after lying to their Afghan “allies” about their plans, few here will notice.

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