Twenty-Year War on Terror Was an Amazing Success, If You Were Terrorism

Source: Common Dreams
by Nick Turse

“It began more than two decades ago. On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush declared a ‘war on terror’ and told a joint session of Congress (and the American people) that ‘the course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain.’ If he meant a 20-year slide to defeat in Afghanistan, a proliferation of militant groups across the Greater Middle East and Africa, and a never-ending, world-spanning war that, at a minimum, has killed about 300 times the number of people murdered in America on 9/11, then give him credit. He was absolutely right. … it was already evident, as Bush said in his address, that al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks. But it was equally clear that he had no intention of conducting a limited campaign.” (01/04/22)