CGTN: Lies about WMD damage U.S. credibility at U.N.

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why the years 2003 and 2021 remain critical in understanding why U.S. credibility is questioned around the world. The damage done to U.S. credibility across the world because of the lies about Iraq and China ensure a dark cloud continues to hang over Washington. Put rather bluntly: … Continue reading CGTN: Lies about WMD damage U.S. credibility at U.N.

And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

Blast Joe Biden for a terrible evacuation plan in Afghanistan? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for inexcusably leaving Americans behind? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for a terror attack on his watch? Yes. But also accept two uncomfortable realities about the U.S. military presence in and evacuation from Afghanistan: The deal Biden's predecessor made with the Taliban … Continue reading And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

America will not learn from Afghanistan

Anyone who believes that the United States will learn something from the debacle that is unfolding in Afghanistan needs to open their eyes to reality. Let's be generous and say that the crisis in Afghanistan is the result of bad intelligence. Perhaps not enough people imagined that the political and military collapse in the country … Continue reading America will not learn from Afghanistan

The Taliban won

The Taliban are back in power, two decades after an American-led military venture ousted them. In that time, the Taliban remained a potent insurgency, causing constant troubles for multiple Afghan leaders, not to mention for four U.S. presidents. They played an even longer long game than the U.S. On Sunday, they won. Facing no resistance … Continue reading The Taliban won