07 September 2010

Dueling Messages (and Audiences) - Not Just For Americans Anymore!

As the Kings of War point out, the Brits are also talking out of both sides of their mouths...

1. To the domestic UK audience: this war is about stopping terror on the streets of the UK, but we’re leaving anyway.

2. To the Afghan audience: we’re here to stay v. to the US/UK audience: our commitment is strictly limited, and we’re about to start leaving.

3. To the Afghan audience: the government is your best shot at improving your lot. It is honourable to join the government. To Afghan elites: your corruption is a big problem, and we’re going to tackle it.

By: Brant

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