Thursday, February 15, 2018

Daniel Larison - The Lies That Enable Perpetual War

Conservatives have had enough of war, well, the informed moderate ones have. Take a look at the replies, these people could well be by lefties. So, time to get together to put an end to these wars. Danial Larison says these wars serve no strategic purpose for the US, so could they all be neoconservative driven? KV

Daniel Larison

One reason for this indifference is that many of our leaders tell us other comforting lies about these wars: that they are necessary and waged in self-defense. The reality is that virtually none of the military interventions that the U.S. has carried out in the last thirty years was unavoidable or required for the defense of the United States and its allies. Our wars are usually wars of choice fought for reasons unrelated to defending ourselves or the nations we are obliged by treaty to protect, and they are typically fought in places where the U.S. has no vital interests at stake. 

The American Conservative

Daniel Larison - The Lies That Enable Perpetual War

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