Obama’s War: A Lecture
In this lecture, Tariq Ali talks about why the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable and can only lead to a bloody stalemate. Ali discusses dissent in the US government over the surge, the lessons not learned from US involvement in Vietnam and Iraq, the fate of the British in Afghanistan, and the need for a quick exit from the current conflict. He also describes Pakistan’s perilous situation and the tasks facing the antiwar movement.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterinsurgency, President Karzai, corruption
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 37, Nos. 2-3 (2010-11): 10-26.