Endless U.S. Government Lies on the Afghanistan War

Read more on this subject: Afghanistan
News Story Source: https://www.lewrockwell.com By James Bovard
Here's a 2009 piece I did for Counterpunch and the Future of Freedom Foundation on the lies that permeated the first 8 years of the Afghan war.  The New Yorker cartoon at the left is from 1988. Unfortunately, Washington didn't learn.

October 9, 2009

Eight Years of Big Lies on Afghanistan

It seems like only yesterday that President George W. Bush was bragging about having given "freedom and democracy" to 25 million Afghans.  This was a key theme of his second inaugural address, and it  helped Bush preen as the conqueror of the world.

For 8 years, the American people have been fed one big lie after another regarding Afghanistan.   Now, when the Pentagon is saber-rattling to vastly increase the number of U.S. troops sent there,   a refresher course on the Biggest Lies is in order.

In his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, Bush frightened Americans with a bogus nuclear threat: "Our discoveries i
Read More or Make a Comment

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.