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On Purpose, In Kabul


On Purpose, In Kabul

Kathy Kelly

Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “a chronicle of futility.” "The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction" report says the U.S.


This is what “liberation” looks like in the fun house mirror of US foreign policy.


That the US is making things worse in Afghanistan is not due to incompetence, it due to Policy.

It is their desired goal as the weaker a Nation an Afghanistan becomes, the easier it is to plunder their resources. Meanwhile the Merchants of death see an increase in wealth as they sell ever more arms.

Paul then narrowed in on the Pentagon’s role in the crisis: “We are refueling the Saudi bombers that are dropping the bombs. It is said that thousands of civilians have died in Yemen because of this.”

CNN’s Blitzer responded, “So for you this is a moral issue. Because you know, there’s a lot of jobs at stake. Certainly if a lot of these defense contractors stop selling war planes, other sophisticated equipment to Saudi Arabia, there’s going to be a significant loss of jobs, of revenue here in the United States. That’s secondary from your standpoint?”


It is embarrassing to be an American these days. Moral actions have been banished from Washington DC.


Thanks Kathy for an especially compelling and eloquent pievce