War Is A Racket: After 17 Years and Billions Wasted, US Seeks Peace With Taliban

Last week, US State Department officials met with Taliban leaders in Qatar. At the request of the Taliban, the US-backed Afghan government was not invited. The officials discussed ceasefires and an end to the war. Meanwhile, the US inspector general charged with monitoring US spending on Afghanistan reconstruction has reported that since 2008, the US has completely wasted at the least $15.5 billion. He believes that’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Will President Trump do the smart thing and negotiate peace and leave? Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

4 thoughts on “War Is A Racket: After 17 Years and Billions Wasted, US Seeks Peace With Taliban”

  1. Shouldn’t the Taliban at least change their name. So we can make peace with the “Peoples Democratic fanatic cadres” or something. Otherwise it looks like we might have lost or something.

  2. When President Trump announced nearly a year ago that the U.S. and NATO were winning in the AfPac War, he was really echoing Richard Nixon’s famous 1969 speech revealing a new policy of “Vietnamization”, turning much of the warfighting over to Saigon’s military forces and slowly withdrawing American troops. Trump’s speech announced turning over much of the warfighting against the Taliban while slowly (oh, so slowly – 10 years) withdrawing American troops.
    In both cases, these were not announcements of winning a war but losing it. The fact is that in modern times, colonial wars cannot defeat asymmetric resistance by people fighting for their own lands and freedom from foreign aggression.
    But with both the defeat in the Southeast Asian Wars of 50 years ago, our American leaders cannot face defeat, so they draw out the withdrawals, expending more and more blood and treasure, just to same themselves from embarrassing questions by the American people. Such as “Why?”

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