War on Terror

Richman on the U.S. Ruling Elite's Disastrous Foreign Policy

America is not winning the War on Terror.

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America is not winning the War on Terror. It was unwinnable from the start, primarily because its origins and nature were viewed through a distorting nationalist and imperialist ideology and thus were badly misunderstood, writes Sheldon Richman. As a result, the U.S. government has killed countless innocent Muslims, seen the lives of thousands of young Americans snuffed out or ruined, and squandered obscene sums of money.

Things will look no better in 2016, so our troops should leave now and save the lives that will otherwise be lost, argues Richman.