Thursday, September 6, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 09/06/2012

LastDayWatchers here is some INFO ON TAP

The Taliban's 'momentum' has not been broken

"Using these data, the Obama administration has claimed that the Taliban's momentum has been broken because the number of EIAs in 2011 was less than in 2010.

In April of this year, the Defense Department released a report titled, "United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces." The report highlighted "important security gains" and said there had been a "reversal of violence trends in much of the country" in 2011."

A closer look at the EIA data reveals several problems, however, with these comparisons."

"The Republicans' obstructionist "successes" have taken a heavy toll and can be seen most dramatically in US economic performance since 2009."