Summary: What have we learned from our ways since 9/11? How have we changed since 9/11? The enthusiasm of our presidential candidates, except Trump and Sanders, for more of the Long War suggests we've learned nothing. The broad support for torture (63% in a recent poll) suggests that we have become more like the monsters … Continue reading Can we defeat ISIS by “killing them all”? We’ve learned nothing since 9/11.
The battle continues, and heats up. Prominent people are chaning sides. Others double down, advocating that we expand the war. The stakes are high. Is the public paying attention? Contents Three prominent conservatives turn against the war. General McChrystal expected to seek more troops A debate in the Washington Post A clearer look at our … Continue reading Today’s volleys in the domestic battle about Afghanistan
We have reached an important moment in the Afghanistan War, a point where citizen involvement can make a difference. If we speak out. And success here might show our strength, and lead to greater victories hereafter. Hawks usually give two justifications for the war: to prevent another 9-11, and to build a stable and "good" Afghanistan … Continue reading You can end our war in Afghanistan
This is the 4th post in a series about some ways in which our Long War are changing us. How will the Long War affect America? Will it make us stronger or weaker? Crazy? Unleash our dark side? Why we fight. Causes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Killing prisoners, our new tactic in the … Continue reading Bloodlust – a natural by-product of a long war?
This is the third post in a series about some ways in which our Long War is changing us. 1. How will the Long War affect America? Will it make us stronger or weaker? Crazy? Unleash our dark side? 2. Why we fight. Causes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 4. Bloodlust – a … Continue reading Killing prisoners, our new tactic in the War on Terror?