More than 140 historians ranked past American presidents. If not for Trump, Bush’s ranking would have nosedived.
The U.S. has spent over $21 trillion on wars, the military, and the national security state since 9/11. That money should have been used for health care, climate, jobs, and education.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee in conversation with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, as well as the Institute for Policy Studies’ Tope Folarin, the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Diane Randall, and Win Without War’s Stephen Miles.
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
Biden Defends Ending “Forever War” in Afghanistan and Criticizes Using War as Tool for Nation-Building
Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the latest news on Afghanistan, including Biden’s speech about ending the war there, and where the U.S. military will turn its attention next.
“Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems.”
More Afghan-like tragedies will be inevitable until we squeeze the personal profit out of prepping for war.
The U.S. needs to focus on bringing as many Afghans as possible to safety as refugees.
Now our obligation is to those Afghans living with the consequences of our four decades of intervention.
Afghanistan is not the only place at risk of takeover by extremists.
Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
President Biden was right to withdraw U.S. troops. But we should have no illusion that this will end the war for Afghans.
Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the latest from Afghanistan, including the Taliban’s recent capture of three more provincial capitals.
The human and economic costs of Donald Rumsfeld’s wars are staggering.
Withdrawing several thousand U.S. troops from Afghanistan is just the tip of the iceberg.