Friday May 29, 2020

Ghosts of Vietnam knock on the door of the White House

The US has learned nothing from its own history, and Barack Obama is playing a game in Afghanistan that is already threatening his political future

5th December, 2009

Barack Obama has achieved some unique firsts in his political life; last week, he achieved two more. First, he became the first leader of any country in military annals to declare a war and simultaneously give a date for its end.

Secondly, within days of sending more troops to that war in Afghanistan, he will receive the Nobel prize for peace. Osama bin Laden in his cave must stroke his beard in wonder at the...

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