“War is the health of the state, but the death of empires.”

An excellent book about the Soviet experience in Afghanistan

We don’t agree with ole’ Pat on many things, including some of the things in this short piece. But he is right in that America did not vote Trump into office because he was a war monger. Indeed Hillary was the neocon ranting about war in Syria etc.

No, America wants to get its house in order and our house is not in Afghanistan.

(From Real Clear Politics)

America voted for Trump’s promise to improve ties with Russia, to make Europe shoulder more of the cost of its defense, to annihilate ISIS and extricate us from Mideast wars, to stay out of future wars…

…Yet today we hear talk of upping and extending the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, of confronting Iran, of sending anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to Ukraine to battle pro-Russia rebels in the east.

Can the new custodians of Trump’s populist-nationalist and America First agenda, the generals and the Goldman Sachs alumni association, be entrusted to carry it out?

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