The Credibility Chimera: US Shouldn’t Go to War So It Can Go to War

Source: Antiwar.com
by Doug Bandow

“To listen to the US foreign policy establishment, every day Washington fails to sanction another nation America’s reputation takes a dive. Every day the US does not bomb or drone a country or group, America communicates weakness to the world. Every day the president resists launching a war against someone somewhere, he or she squanders America’s credibility. Similar were the cavalcade of witless assertions that staying only 20 years in Afghanistan, a region of little geopolitical interest to the US other than its arbitrary connection to 9/11 decades ago, would damage Washington’s reputation.” (01/05/22)

https://original.antiwar.com/doug-bandow/2022/01/04/the-credibility-chimera-us-shouldnt-go-to-war-so-it-can-go-to-war/