By now, we all know the Iraq War was sold on lies (and had enormous consequences too), but it's becoming more and more clear by the day that the Afghanistan War, the longest war in American history, was also sold on lies.
Perhaps The Washington Post is doing penance for supporting the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars before they started. (Or perhaps they're trying to airbrush their role in them.) Regardless, they've released a long piece (behind the paywall, of course) summing up a large cache of documents and "extensive array" of interviews about the war in Afghanistan. A war which is nearing its 19th year.
The documents also contradict a long chorus of public statements from U.S. presidents, military commanders and diplomats who assured Americans year after year that they were making progress in Afghanistan and the war was worth fighting.
These lies have been repeated through "three presidents — George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump — and their military commanders" All of whom "have been unable to deliver on their promises to prevail in Afghanistan."
Can we please bring our troops back and stay the Hell out of the Middle East from now on?
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