If there’s one thing that still unites most Americans, it’s that they dislike the forever wars. We’re tired of hunting in the shadows for vaguely defined “terrorists” that have been fighting in what Fisk calls the “Great War for Civilization” since Muhammad unleashed his hate- and violence-filled ideology on the world. We can’t defeat jihad, only individual jihadists. They’ll just keep fighting until the end of time, no matter how many resources the bipartisan warmongers squander on blowing them up.
Unfortunately, elites on both the right and left want to keep those forever wars going, well, forever.
That was exposed most recently when, as Axios reports, “Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee they’re worried about President Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with Rice suggesting the US may need to go back.”
Their testimony is relevant because Biden, in one of his few smart decisions, is planning on finally pulling US troops out of Afghanistan. Sadly, unlike Biden and most of their countrymen, they want to see more Americans die for a useless mission.
As a reminder, Killary was Obama’s Secretary of State, the one behind the Libya disaster, and Condi Rice was Bush’s National Security Advisor and later his Secretary of State. Both play the part of warmonger well.
Axios had a number of important insights in its piece, which I highly recommend you read. A few of those include:
- “they both agreed we’re going to need to sustain a counterterrorism mission somehow outside of that country.”
- One member reported that, “Condi Rice is like, ‘You know, we’re probably gonna have to go back”
- Another member of the HFAC confirmed to Axios that both Clinton and Rice raised concerns about the potential fallout from a quick removal of all U.S. troops.
Young Americans for Liberty, an excellent group, had this to say on Twitter:
At one time, the war in Afghanistan might have been worth fighting. Getting rid of the Taliban after 9/11 and hunting down bin Laden were worthy goals. They were also both accomplished quite awhile ago. Vengeance has been served many times over. Plus, as shown by their continued resistance, the Afghanis don’t want us there. They want us to leave. If that means they’re going to return to Dark Age-like rule under the Taliban, so be it. They had the chance for civilization when we tried nation building with Bush and Obama. But they shot us instead, so it’s time to go. There’s nothing there worth fighting for, especially if we won’t claim and mine their natural resources.
Don’t let the bipartisan warmongers confuse you. Leaving Afghanistan is the smart thing to do.