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NATO Summit is over and………

Well the “grand” NATO Summit is over and here is what the alliance did:

NATO leaders pledged in a closing statement to stay the course in Afghanistan.

I know a whole bunch of guys that will be “thrilled” with that news. /sarcasm off

Surely, that was not the purpose of the meeting. Of course not, there was an attempt to ensure that the NATO troop contributions were more useful than Americans donating toys with missing parts to Hurricane Katrina victims:

NATO leaders finished a two-day summit Wednesday without agreement on some members’ refusal to send troops into combat in Afghanistan’s most dangerous regions, where casualties are mounting in the fight against Taliban insurgents.

The worse part of all this is “we” have to accept the “donations” from NATO members knowing damn well their “contribution” is simply taking up space.

-- Oak Leaf