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2 Videos: Just like Iraqis, Afghan Pashtuns can identify a surge when they see one.

A member of the Afghan parliament in Kabul sums it all up when it comes to President Obama's Afghan War.

She says, and I quote, send us 30,000 scholars instead. Or 30,000 engineers. But don't send more troops - it will just bring more violence.

If Afghan president - they call him the mayor of Kabul - Hamid Karzai, the sartorially impeccable US puppet, if he had any balls, he'd say the same thing: forget about it.


Corrupt to the core and linked to the drug business via his brother Ahmed Wali, the neo-realists of Obama's foreign policy team are fed up with Karzai and they want another puppet...

Part 1 (7min 51sec)

Part 2 (8min 15sec)