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Bailey Jones

The Washington Post has just published "The Afghanistan Papers", more than 2,000 pages of interviews with people who played a direct role in the war, from generals and diplomats to aid workers and Afghan officials, as well as their responses. It details the failures of the US during 18 years of war.

Wayne Holt

Much like Robert McNamara's "fog of war" narrative; he discovered the futility, ineptitude and deceptive reporting of the Viet Nam War after 50,000 US service members died in that conflict.

How many more of these debacles are we willing to tolerate from the Uniparty War Machine propaganda factory?

Bailey Jones

Do you really expect that a nation of 300,000,000 guns won't see war as the solution to our problems, real or imagined?

Paul Sivon

The lack of comments is telling. If this was gun control, there’d be a significant number of comments, mostly inane, but some that are thoughtful. Other than Rand Paul, who are the political figures actively trying to save our friends, children, brothers and sisters in the military from death, mental, and physical disability? The democrats and republicans, and most celebrities tweeting their views, care about fringe issues more than issues of substance. They are all silent on “war” and their apathy, and our citizens’ apathy, is pervasive. About the only thing I ever liked about Trump was his aversion to foreign wars, but not much has changed. I might actually vote for a Democrat if they’d grow a backbone and reconnect with middle America. Of course, I might actually vote for a Republican if they did the same.

Bailey Jones

War = profit. It's just that simple.

Wayne Holt

I'm very late to comment on this, Bailey, but if anyone needs convincing about the truth of your War = profit calculation, they just need to read War Is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler discusses how business interests commercially benefit, such as war profiteering from warfare. He saw it from the inside before and during World War I. Can anyone fathom how much more entrenched and profitable it has become in a century of metastasizing?

We endlessly replay trivial Red Team/Blue Team trivia while the obscenity of what is being done in our names continues and expands. The normal person cannot conceive of an industry that sends our service members to die, and to kill innocents by the thousands, just for the bottom line.

Believe it. It is like slavery in our past. We will never be a whole country until every one of us, no matter our political affiliation, rises up and says "No more!"

Bailey Jones

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