Hypocrisy scales new heights
The latest twists of US and EU policy in the Middle East beggar belief.
Just when I think I have lost the capacity to be outraged; just when I think that political hypocrisy has reached its limits and can go no further, I am proven wrong.
(1) A trillion dollars and thousands of lives were spent and lost in a war in Afghanistan that started in 2001 and hasn't ended yet. The war was originally begun to punish al-Qaeda for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the twin towers and the Pentagon. The disgusting Taliban government of Afghanistan was told to turn over the al-Qaeda leadership. It refused, and was overthrown by a NATO force led by the United States, which then decided to stay on and democratize a country that had never been democratic in its entire history and which had been chewing up and spitting out invaders since the time of Alexander the Great.