The Americans went to war in Vietnam in order to halt the spread of communism. They went to war in Iraq because of WMD and they went to war in Afghanistan because the Taliban wouldn't hand over Osama bin Laden. None of them particularly good reasons I think.
After Vietnam we thought "Never Again". We thought the same after Iraq. No WMD were found although there are rumours that they were found but nothing mentioned because they were of American origin.
And now, 20 years after the Americans trying to get one man (which they supposedly did in Pakistan) we are witnessing the terrible aftermath.
"According to the Costs of War project at Brown University, the war killed 51,613 Afghan civilians in Afghanistan. However, the death toll is possibly higher due to unaccounted deaths by "disease, loss of access to food, water, infrastructure, and/or other indirect consequences of the war". A report titled Body Count put together by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for Global Survival and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) concluded that 106,000–170,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting in Afghanistan at the hands of all parties to the conflict."
It's about time the rest of the world stopped supporting the US in their efforts to change situations that they don't like.
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