Operation CYA — Afghanistan

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

"Steve Bannon’s Breitbart and others notwithstanding, that was Trump being Trump when he announced he would not be quitting Afghanistan, despite the manifest futility and counterproductivity — that is, idiocy — of America’s 16-year war there. He is not a captive of 'my generals,' bad as they are. He is his own man." (08/25/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/daily-featured-articles/tgif-operation-cya-afghanistan/

  • dL

    Steve Bannon’s Breitbart and others notwithstanding, that was Trump being Trump when he announced he would not be quitting Afghanistan, despite the manifest futility and counterproductivity — that is, idiocy — of America’s 16-year war there. He is not a captive of “my generals,” bad as they are. He is his own man.

    It doesn't matter, and it never did matter, either way. The one thing he did accomplish, which was trivial to predict, was to associate anti-war, populism and anti-surveillance state w/ white supremacism. The absolute foul gutter of opportunistic right-wing populism.