Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UPDATED: Rachel Maddow : Reports Live from Kabul Tuesday and Wednesday

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Jul 6, 2010 early EDT: A very short VIDEO Clip available online - Kabul this morning on Today. News Type: Event — Tue Jul 6, 2010 10:56 AM EDT. Visit msnbc.com and @MaddowBlog tweets links and other blog content. See: maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_.../2010/.../4622692-rachel-from-kabul-this-morning-on-today and visit

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Tune in to the Rachel Maddow Show tonight, 9 p.m. ET for a live broadcast. .... Iraq, Afghan wars reach crossroads. TODAY show. Video ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/ or CLICKhere

Also find Afganistan among the headlines on the daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman for Jul 6, 2010 www.democracynow.org/ - 1 hour ago or GO here(from where you can Embed the latest video in this series (auto-updates) "The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan" A(???)

And Watch live at 9pm EST from al jazeera here www.democracynow.org/ - 1 hour ago

Surprise! A Canadian Ice Rink - Yes, in Kandahar City near the Airline Fields...

Maddow is featured on The Today Show this am ET Tuesday July 6th and at 9 PM ET on The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC Tuesday and Wednesday.

See Rachel Maddow: Journal From Afghanistan Host, MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" here

How will her view of Afghanistan from the TV towers and whatever else she sees affect her and the worldwide audience? Will she understand the war/occupation from the point of view of the many who don't want the US there?

General David Petraeus took command recently and gave a speech in which he said:

We are engaged in a contest of wills. Our enemies are doing all that they can to undermine the confidence of the Afghan people. In so doing, they are killing and maiming innocent Afghan civilians on a daily basis.

No tactic is beneath the insurgents; indeed, they use unwitting children to carry out attacks, they repeatedly kill innocent civilians, and they frequently seek to create situations that will result in injury to Afghan citizens.

In answer, we must demonstrate to the people and to the Taliban that Afghan and Isaf forces are here to safeguard the Afghan people, and that we are in this to win. That is our clear objective.

Rachel will spend the next couple of days reporting in the field coming to audiences live from Kabul on Tuesday and Wednesday The Today Show and The Rachel Maddow Show.

Maddow says hello to Kandahar City - This and the other photos on this post are from the Maddow Blog

Rachel Maddow - a popular reporter at MSNBC - is in Afghanistan, where she will be broadcasting "The Rachel Maddow Show" from Kabul on Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7. These are her and her producers' photos from the trip. Photos related appeared at The Maddow Blog: here

Also see the many Comments at Huff Post regarding this trip.

See many more photos photo-streamed from Afghanistan" GO: here

Despite being the capital of a war-torn country, Kabul has construction sites all over.


  1. For The Today Show short interview from New York to Afghanistan GO to


    and or to:


    Some of Maddow coverage and more may also be available now and later at


    and at

    Aljazeera (English?) and ...?

    Note that there seems to be some difficulty with google providing service at my other site:


    If you find this same difficulty, plz report in the COMMENTS below, meantime, let me know in comments if you can't find access to the online info and information...

    Also, sounds like Democracy Now! will not be covering Rachel Maddow's Afghanistan trip yet...

  2. For more than 2,000 Comments on Maddow's trip/broadcasting from Kabul, see Huff Post:

    Rachel Maddow: Journal From Afghanistan

  3. See Democracy Now! dot org for July 1st VIDEO and Transcript:

    Fmr. Marine, State Dept. Official Matthew Hoh is First U.S. Official to Resign Over Afghan War

    Last September Matthew Hoh became the first U.S. official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war. At the time of resignation he was serving as the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province on the Pakistani border. In his resignation letter Hoh wrote: "I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan. I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end."[includes rush transcript]

  4. Afghanistan (June 2010)

    The last month has been the deadliest month yet for foreign troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense now reports that one hundred coalition troops were killed in June 2010. The death toll for 2010 to date now stands at 320. With soldiers and equipment still arriving in the country, peak troop strength is anticipated to reach 150,000 by August 2010. And, with the removal of General Stanley McChrystal from command of Afghanistan following an embarrassing article in Rolling Stone magazine, a shift in leadership is underway with General David Petraeus attending confirmation hearings now. Efforts are now being made to both weaken the Taliban and pressurize them to reconcile with the Afghan government, but progress is slow, and many earlier gains are becoming unstable once more.

  5. From Alan Grayson Representative in Florida, USA ... Plz support him

    We're making progress toward peace.

    Late last week, Congressional leaders refused to offer the House an up-or-down vote on $33 billion more for war. Why? Because they knew that they wouldn't get it.

    So instead, they engaged in arcane procedural maneuvering, resorting to a "self-executing rule" festooned with impenetrable amendments. When they have to go that low, you know something weird is happening.

    Or something beautiful. And something beautiful is happening - despite the procedural legerdemain, 168 members of Congress voted in favor of an amendment to require "a plan by April 4, 2011 on the safe orderly and expeditious redeployment of U.s. troops from Afghanistan, including a timeframe for the completion of the redeployment."

    In other words, there are now 168 votes for peace. More than ever before.

    50 more votes, and we're done.

    So keep watching your inbox, and answer the call. You might have to send an e-mail, sign a petition, or make a telephone call. Whatever it might be, make your voice heard, and this war will end.

    We can do it.


    Alan Grayson

    P.S. Here is a Roll Call of Honor, the ten Members of Congress who voted against the "self-executing rule," and in favor of all three amendments to end the war:


    And me.