President Trump announced Monday his plans to continue the failed war in Afganistan. This means more military spending, and no doubt the usual suspects are eager to get their hands in the cookie jar. This is crony capitalism at its worst, folks. People being deployed to Afghanistan now likely weren’t even old enough to talk when we first invaded. Most can’t even remember why we went into Afghanistan, to begin with.
Mission accomplished, right? Wrong. Afghanistan is a quagmire, one we are better off just taking the L on and getting out of. The war is incredibly unpopular with the public, and yet here we are getting another round of propaganda to keep us over there. The war machine is one of the most blatant examples of how our government does not serve the people, but rather a small ruling class of elites determined to keep us in endless wars of aggression. On a recent episode of his podcast, Tom Woods interviewed Scott Horton, author of a new incredible examination of the failure that is the Afghanistan war. In it, Horton details the lies we are told about Afghanistan and the complete idiocy of thinking that more intervention is the answer. This one is all about lining the pockets of special interests and drug barons, at the cost of American lives and taxpayer dollars. As Ron Paul is fond of saying, wars abroad become wars at home. Wars on our freedoms and property. More war is not the answer. Let’s get the hell out of there and focus on the things that really will Make America Great Again: peace, free markets, and getting government out of our lives and out of the lives of people half a world away.
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