This Tomgram posted by Andrew Bacevitch on September 10, 2019, with introduction by Nick Turse, speaks to the moral bankruptcy of the United States in regards to its historic and ongoing reckless war-making. As the U.S. makes noises about finally withdrawing from Afghanistan, the pattern of spectacular disaster is all too clear. Beneath the folly of endless war lies the taboo question: “Why?” As Bacevitch states, “Prolonging this folly any longer does not serve U.S. interests. Rule number one of statecraft ought to be: when you’re doing something really stupid, stop.”

Read it here: Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Ending War, American-Style