Corruption of Its Leaders and the Insouciance of Its People

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The United States military was sent into Afghanistan two decades ago on the basis of a lie. The warmonger neoconservative George W. Bush regime lied to the American people, to US soldiers, and to the world that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, that bin Laden was hiding in Afghanistan, that the Afghans would not turn him over to stand trial, and that the US military was going in to get him.

After 20 years of bombing weddings, funerals, kid’s soccer games, medical centers, farmers, schools, and murdering large numbers of Afghan women and children, President Trump said enough and announced he was bringing US soldiers home. All it took to block the president of the United States was one corrupt, scheming, neoconservative, who made up a story that Russia was paying Afghans to kill American soldiers. The neocon handed the lie to an obliging New York Times which never saw a lie unworthy to run with, and that was the end of the withdrawal.

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