The “weapons of mass destruction” premise has proven to be a mere pretext for war. It has ultimately done little more than distract attention away from the death and destruction wrought by intervening forces.
“Could someone smart convince me that the black flag of al-Qaida flying over Fallujah isn’t analogous to the Fall of Saigon?”
The Afghan War and the Second Iraq War are among the two longest wars fought in American history. Two of the key components of the ill-defined “war on terror,” the wars -- in which, the United States is still engaged in operations in Afghanistan -- have led to 6,521 U.S. military personnel dying in service, with another 50,422 being