Did Anyone Ask You About War in the Middle East?

Source: The American Conservative
by Peter Van Buren

“Did anyone ask you — or at least Congress — if it was O.K. to go to war again in the Middle East? After literal decades of fighting in that troubled part of the world, it looks like the U.S. is, without discussion, never mind vigorous debate, already at war in various sub-theaters of someone else’s conflict. See if anything that’s going on seems like war to you. The U.S. is flying drones over Gaza. … U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are in Israel. … Meanwhile, the U.S. has roughly 900 troops in Syria and 2,500 in Iraq at at least eight bases/facilities doing God-knows-what. An additional 300 troops will soon be dispatched to the Middle East. Thousands of Marines wait offshore in a massive armada.” (11/13/23)