The 9/11 legacy: Americans’ support for perpetual war in the Middle East

"Islamic factions constantly play the US government like a fiddle. They did it under Bush. They continue to do it under Obama. They draw the US military into ancient tribal conflicts that have nothing to do with what the blockheaded Americans think they do. The Americans overthrow the ruling tribe and then pat themselves on the back when the opposition cheers them, until those same people start fighting the Americans as invaders five minutes later. And the US keeps doing it over and over. And 80% of the American public mindlessly repeats their talking points, supports it all, and even “thanks the troops” for perpetuating it. It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.” - Tom Mullen

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