Happy talk watch: Afghan insurgency losing momentum

happytalk1“We are heading in the right direction in Afghanistan,” U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy told the Senate Armed Services Committee on 15 June. “We are regaining the initiative and the insurgency is beginning to lose momentum.” (Jared Allen & Roxana Tiron, “After setbacks, Hoyer hints Dems’ support for Afghanistan is slipping,” The Hill, 15 June 2010)

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Tags: Afghanistan, Happy talk, Michèle Flournoy, Taliban