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If the US's Nato allies really want an excuse to get out of Afghanistan, Gates has just handed them one on a plate.  Probably too much to hope that Brown might want to distance himself from Blair over this one.  As demonstrated in Charlie Wilson's Democrat War (the one that didn't lead on to 9/11) the US strategy was to bleed the Soviets dry by giving them their own Vietnam.  It seems to be having the same effect on the Bush Leadership intellectual capabilities at the moment.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jan 17th, 2008 at 09:08:37 AM EST
Frank, I think Brown has no need to overtly distance himself from Blair over this one; all he's got to do is to instruct defence chief Des Browne to do a tit for tat with Gates but don't believe Browne is the type of guy who would do that, much too "scared" of the US.
by The3rdColumn on Thu Jan 17th, 2008 at 10:43:56 AM EST
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