The decade long imperialist war waged by the US in Afghanistan now obviously seems to be lost. The defeat is partly due to the internal affairs of Afghanistan, the special features of the Afghan society and partly due to the mistakes and crimes made by the political and military leadership of the US. The war and its expected outcome are the failure of Washington and also the personal political fiasco of president Obama.
Original article: James Petras: Afghanistan: The Longest Lost War. Global Research, June 16, 2010 http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=19758