Obama's Afghanistan War: Morally Wrong, or Incompetently Waged?

Spritzler, John

Publisher:  New Democracy
Date Written:  27/02/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11075

For our rulers, the point of a war is to make us Americans feel the way only a war can--determined to prevail over a dangerous foreign enemy by supporting our leaders when we would otherwise oppose them over domestic issues. Wars are waged for domestic social control and to justify enormous arms expenditures and contracts. Our leaders need wars to drag on so the enemy can be deemed sufficiently dangerous and implacable and thus the war made to seem important or necessary.

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