Biden’s Revenge: Fueling “Madness of Militarism” in Afghanistan

by Norman Solomon

“Revenge cycles have no end, and they’ve continued to power endless US warfare — as a kind of perpetual emotion machine — in the name of opposing terrorism. It’s a pattern that has played out countless times in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere for two decades. And it should not be a mystery that US warfare has created still more ‘enemy’ combatants. But neither the US mass media nor official Washington has much interest in the kind of rational caveat that retired US Army Gen. William Odom offered during a C-SPAN interview way back in 2002: ‘Terrorism is not an enemy. It cannot be defeated. It’s a tactic. It’s about as sensible to say we declare war on night attacks and expect we’re going to win that war.'” (09/01/21)