I Reported on the War in Afghanistan. Was I Complicit in the Harm America Caused?

Source: The Intercept
by Vanessa Gezari

As a young reporter when the war began, I believed that the good of my nation hinged on the good we could do for Afghans. Now I wonder what role I played in this disaster. How was I — how were we, the press on the ground — complicit? We went in with the foreign armies, not just the American soldiers but the British, Germans, and others. I talked to people as an American, saying, I’ll tell your story to the American people. Through me, Americans will hear you. We wrote about America’s misdeeds, but the people back home must have missed those stories. The government listened for a while, then got tired of it. We were part of the American project.” (09/02/21)