While many of us forget, David Swanson urges us to remember. And to do something about it. Swanson reminds us that the war in Afghanistan drags on, even as Americans ignore its ongoing tragedies. And he urges, correctly, our responsibility to end it.
17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong
by David Swanson
We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a map. What else have we failed to learn?