HOBSON: War policies not working

What has resulted from America's Mideast wars since 2001? Our military support of Syrian rebels helped create a nation in ruins, Assad in power, 400,000 deaths, and millions of refugees. Defense Secretary Mattis says "we are not winning" against Afghanistan's Taliban. Our regime-change project in Iraq fractured that nation into ungovernable pieces. Regime-change in Libya turned that dictatorship into a failed state. We're also involved nearby in Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Uganda, Mali, Niger and Cameroon. The cost, according to The Nation magazine: $5.6 trillion.

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