The true lessons of the Afghan war...
Millions starve. Millions die yearly from preventable diseases. Millions die as a consequence of wars. Compared with these numbers, the total count of terrorist victims is vanishingly small.
In the long run, peace activism is essential for overcoming militarism. And organizing is what makes that possible.
Does this debacle mark the decline of Washington's world leadership?
Countless innocents died in the 20 years of war our country launched in the name of our 9/11 dead.
Collectively, recognizing the terrible legacy of 9/11, we must agree: To counter terror, abolish war.
Nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq was the resurrection of a doctrine that should have been buried after Vietnam.
After 20 years of war and militarism that has only left the world a more dangerous place and accelerated America’s decline, we must choose the path of peace.
The 9/11 attacks were a surprise. The response wasn’t.
The “war on terror”, due to its elusive nature as a war with blurry and unachievable objectives, has resulted in the west fighting an “endless war”.