The Left and Right Must Stop the Establishment’s Perpetual War Machine


A 2003 protest against the Iraq War. (photo: We Are Many/Facebook)
A 2003 protest against the Iraq War. (photo: We Are Many/Facebook)

Sam Husseini | CounterPunch | Reader Supported News | November 20, 2015

n the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, some of us tried to raise questions of U.S. foreign policy. I got my mic cut on O’Reilly’s show. Others got far worse — a friend basically felt he had to move out of his neighborhood he was so reviled for criticizing the U.S.’s militarism. Oh, yeah, and hundreds of thousands of people got killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.

The root causes of the 9/11 attacks were hardly discussed — unless it was people deriding Pat Robertson and nzgfor blaming gay folks.

Now, there’s no meaningful peace movement. Partly as a result of that, we’re not having a serious discussion we should be about foreign policy after the Paris attacks: How U.S. — and Western — foreign policy manifests hatred and all that brings.

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