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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 04:08 AM

28. it was always a stupid, wasteful conflict...

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...and nobody ever really described what "victory" would look like. It was a vanity war for Dubya and Dick, neither of whom ever articulated any real, obtainable objectives beyond hoorah sound bites and slogans that the media ate up and amplified. There was never a rational end point that could be objectively achieved. Even the killing of Osama bin Laden-- in Pakistan-- wasn't enough to disentangle us from "the graveyard of empires."

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