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Real Story in Rolling Stone Article: Inner Circle Knows Afghanistan War Facts Would Kill Remaining Public Support

LOS ANGELES - While the country focused on the fall of General Stanley McChrystal
following Michael Hastings' explosive Rolling Stone article,*
a notable story was buried in the piece: top military officials know
public awareness of the facts of the war would greatly erode public
support. "If Americans pulled back and started paying attention to
this war, it would become even less popular," a senior adviser to
McChrystal says. While administration officials frantically attempt to
reassure Congress and the American people that the U.S. is making
Brave New Foundation's new Rethink Afghanistan video exposes
the very
different picture of the war painted by officials quoted in the article.

To view missed excerpts, watch
the latest Rethink Afghanistan video:

summing up the state of the war, Staff Sergeant Kennith Hicks was quoted
by Hastings saying, "We're f***ing losing this thing." Brave New
Foundation's new video highlights the real story in the Rolling
Stone article: that of an unwinnable war in Afghanistan.

*Rolling Stone, June 22, 2010 "The Runaway General"


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