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3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan
“That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again”
3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The first sentence of his new book - Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars – starts:
I am a United Sates Army general, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism. It’s like Alcoholics Anonymous; step one is admitting you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. So do my peers. And thanks to our problem, now all of America has a problem, to wit: two lost campaigns and a war gone awry.
Yahoo News notes:
Having studied military history, he says he should have known that a U.S.-led counterinsurgency in a country like Afghanistan could never work.
Now, with the rise of the Islamic State, there’s a growing choir urging the U.S. military to lead yet another ground war in Iraq.
“That would be four times biting that poison apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and then Iraq again,” he said.
General Bolger is right.
Endless War Is the Agenda Pulitzer-prize winning reporter James Risen reminds us: We are now in the longest continuous period of war in American history. And yet there is remarkably little debate about it. Many Americans assume “because 9/11″. But regime change in Iraq, Lybia, Syria and Afganistan (and see this) was planned before 9/11….Read More
The U.S. Has Radicalized the Middle East ISIS Is Run By Former Iraqi Generals … Many Are Members Of Saddam Hussein’s Secular Baath Party Who Converted To Radical Islam In American Prisons U.S. Foreign Policy Created Many More Terrorists Than It Killed The New Yorker reports: ISIS is run by a council of former Iraqi…Read More
U.S. policies toward Cuba are anachronistic and perplexing. The embargo is a Cold War relic that has long ago stopped serving its intended purpose. It was adopted after the now-defunct Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear bases on the island, bringing the two superpowers to the verge of nuclear war. But what purpose does the…Read More
9/11 Commission Chairs, Congressmen and Intelligence Officers All Call for Declassification The 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs – Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean – have called for the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report which is classified to be declassified. Kean said that 60-70% of what was classified shouldn’t have been classified in the first place: Congressman Thomas…Read More
All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (the joint Senate and House investigation into 9/11) and immediately called for them to be released to…Read More