The Afghanistan War And The Dissenters We Should’ve Listened To
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Lies and delusions contributed to a collective shock as the Taliban took control of Kabul, and we should recognize them. But just as important are the truths that were uttered by dissenters against the Afghanistan War, who were brushed aside. https://t.co/avn3rHmBQl
— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) August 17, 2021
President Joe Biden delivered a speech where he stood by the withdrawal of United States military forces from Afghanistan, but he crudely blamed the people of Afghanistan for the chaos that has unfolded over the past several days.
It was a lie to assert the war in Afghanistan was never about nation-building. Neoconservatives in President George W. Bush’s administration, who launched the war, deployed troops for an open-ended mission to establish a government that could secure the country against the Taliban and be a reliable ally in the region.
Biden also lied about opposing a surge in Afghanistan when he vice president in President Barack Obama’s administration. He backed sending an additional 20,000 troops but was opposed to sending more than 20,000 like Obama did.
The president had nothing to say about the Pentagon and CIA’s resistance to adequately planning for withdrawal, even though that could have helped avoid some of the scenes of panic which were broadcast.
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August 17, 2021 at 2:06 PM #440734
August 17, 2021 at 5:38 PM #440776GZeusHParticipant
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Afghan war hawks would be less popular than child molesters. And President Hairsniffer wouldn’t have made it out of the primaries.
Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.
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August 18, 2021 at 3:51 AM #4408593fingerbrownParticipant
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I pedict after all is said and done America will learn absolutely nothing.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
August 18, 2021 at 11:32 AM #440868Ohio BarbarianModerator
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They were trying to force Joe Biden, or whoever is pulling his strings, to back down and keep the troops there in order to avoid optics like people falling off of planes flying away from Kabul, and photos of helicopters taking off from roofs.
Fortunately, it didn’t work. Unfortunately, Biden will never call them out, much less fire a bunch of the bastards.
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