Posts Tagged: Iraq War
Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugees.
Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
These generals couldn't conquer Iraq or Afghanistan. But under Trump, they've conquered Washington.
Trump is committed to finding a way to claim Iran has violated the nuclear accord, regardless of the facts — just as Bush did with Iraq.
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
The former president is painting veterans wounded in the war he started. But what about Iraqis?
The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.
A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?
No one expected Trump to be a peace president, but he seems bent on taking us to the verge of World War III.