Absurd, or Worse

Kaiser, David
March 2010
Commonweal;3/12/2010, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p12
The article discusses the tendency for nations to go to war based on logical and popular principles, which often leads to disaster, as shown by the outcome of the U.S. war against Afghanistan. The author cites three such cases, aside from the U.S. war against Afghanistan. The origin of the U.S. war against Afghanistan is discussed. According to the author, the U.S. goal, which is to eliminate Taliban power and transform Afghanistan into a democratic state, is based on a series of fictions.


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