Thursday February 27, 2020

Election reality dispels Afghanistan fantasy

The stain and pain of America’s mistaken adventures in the Islamic world will outlast the slow withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

25th June, 2011
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Since the Korean War began more than 60 years ago, all the foreign adventures of the United States have had the resonance of Greek tragedy.

The same mistakes, the same arguments and almost inevitably the same bitter denouements. Almost before they have begun you can predict how they will end.

Once again as the months to re-election count down, yet another American president - with one eye on the polls - is pulling the plug on...

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