Guest: Scott Horton. We talk about the war in Afghanistan, a landlocked country with rough terrain and the diverse groups of people who live there. We talk about the reasons why we lost and are leaving Afghanistan. We also discuss the news and footage from the withdrawal in progress and the reactions to the various factions who support and oppose that, and the dishonesty and hypocrisy that happen when people try to justify long wars and occupations like this one. In a bonus episode, we discuss the possibility for destabilization of the entire region around Afghanistan, the impact and involvement of China, Russia and Iran, and how things are likely to play out.
Scott Horton is the author of the book Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and his most recent book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism. He’s the managing director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director at Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on KPFK and the host of the Scott Horton Show podcast. Scott has spent the past two decades giving voice to ardent anti-war and anti-interventionist activists, experts and reporters from across the spectrum and has done more than five thousand interviews. Find his work at LibertarianInstitute.org, antiwar.com, ScottHorton.org, and FOLLOW him on Twitter at @scotthortonshow.
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Recorded on July 15, 2021. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
Book: Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, Scott Horton
Book: Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, Scott Horton