The Bush administration answered the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 with what it called the “global war on terror,” beginning with the assault and invasion of Afghanistan and then with the invasion and occupation of Iraq. As more and more Americans joined the opposition to the Iraq war, for many, Afghanistan remained “the good war.” But was Afghanistan ever a “good war”? And will President Obama’s plan and escalation of US troop presence in Afghanistan work?
Phyllis Bennis, in conversation with Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys & Poets, will answer these questions as seen in her latest book, “Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer.” Stay after the discussion for a State of the Union viewing with your friends in the progressive community!
Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, says:
“Wildman and Bennis have written an invaluable guide to thought, policy, and action on Afghanistan. Their up-to-date assessments are reliable, persuasive, and should shock even the most apathetic of readers into a realization that if America walks further down the path of counterinsurgency war it will deepen the Afghan tragedy and put an end to whatever foreign policy promise remains for the Obama presidency.”
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This event is sponsored by Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets, Washington Peace Center, Peace Action Education Fund, American Friends Service Committee, and Interlink Publishing.