Can we defeat ISIS by “killing them all”? We’ve learned nothing since 9/11.

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.

Today’s volleys in the domestic battle about Afghanistan

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

You can end our war in 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