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Head of Special Forces Says Wars Slowing Hunt For Terrorist WMD

Posted by on August 27th, 2010

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By Steve Hynd

Thus, the final prop under the cracked foundations of justification for two ongoing occupations disappears. From Bloomberg:

The effort to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists has been slowed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the head of U.S. special forces.

Fewer elite commandos are available for the hunt and their expertise has been degraded by “the decreased level of training,” Admiral Eric Olson said. They now have only a “limited” capability for this mission, he said.

Meanwhile, the threat of extremists acquiring and using chemical, biological or nuclear arms “is greater now than at any other time in history,” Olson told the Senate Armed Services Committee in a written response to a question posed by lawmakers after a hearing March 16 on his command’s budget.

Now the pro-war crowd can't even keep up the lame excuse that we're occupying the country next door in case Al Qaeda gets it's hands on Pakistan's nukes.

The final verdict has to be that both Iraq and Afghanistan have been national security disasters which should be ended as quickly as humanly possible.

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