Israel Wants Endless War Without the Politics. Biden’s Going Along for the Doomed Ride.

Source: The Intercept
by Murtaza Hussain

“The legendary Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, whose works remain an influence on U.S. military officers today, wrote in his famous 19th-century treatise ‘On War’ that ‘war is merely the continuation of politics by other means.’A military general himself advising on how best to wage an armed conflict, Clausewitz nonetheless reminded his readers that the purpose of war is to achieve political goals, not to pursue violence as end to itself, or as a wholesale substitute for diplomacy. … Israeli military officials are now going public with criticisms that the war in Gaza had been misguided for a simple reason that Clausewitz himself would have recognized: Besides revenge, the war never had a clear political strategy or objective.” (05/15/24)