After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent Of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent “Suffering”

| Educate!

Above Photo: Feature photo | A man repairs the roof of a house on the hills surrounding Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 25, 2019. Altaf Qadri | AP

Since the 2001 occupation of Afghanistan began, fighting has not stopped, destroying the country and leading to the U.S. spending an estimated $2 trillion on the war.

  • Lynn

    Of the Democratic 2020 presidential candidates, Major/Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Senator Bernie Sanders are making the most sense when they speak of the human and financial cost of war for all that suffer abroad and in the US. Does the DNC really think a billionaire or another Clinton/Obama corporate Democrat is going to stop this insanity?

  • didactic1

    It’s what Afghans do. They are not “Afghans” but an assortment of different ethnicities and linguistic groups. Most of their historical function, aside from banditry and drug dealing, has been to maintain trading stations for East-West trade. The Taliban should be given the swarm.

  • didactic1

    Ms Warren stated to CNN Jake Tapper this AM that US should get out of Middle East disputes so it would have more resources to confront Russia and China.

    Thrifty Grandma Liz. Save a penny to spend a penny.


  • Bonnie

    Right on, Lynn. Both sides of the oligarchy, Neo-cons and Neo-libs, thrive on war, and many who condemn Trump’s actions voted to approve his massive military budget to make sure we can continue our warring ways.

    Tulsi Gabbard has been the most outspoken critic of regime changed wars of all of the presidential candidates, yet her important voice is being left out of the conversation.