With bin Laden Dead, Will We Keep Trying to Kill Our Way to Peace?

With bin Laden Dead, Will We Keep Trying to Kill Our Way to Peace?

With bin Laden Dead, Will We Keep Trying to Kill Our Way to Peace?

Our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have not helped our national security, Jeremy Scahill says, and the US is actually giving people in Afghanistan a reason to want to fight America.

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Immediately following the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, the pundits and politicians began saying that bin Laden’s death might actually lead to more attacks on the US. But joining Ed Schultz and Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films on The Ed Show on Tuesday night, Jeremy Scahill argued that now is the time to find non-military solutions to our problems. According to Scahill, we are never going to be able to kill all the terrorists in the world, so there’s no sense in trying to “kill your way to peace.”

Our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have not helped our national security, Scahill says, and the US is actually giving people in Afghanistan a reason to want to fight America. In that sense, now is the time to get US troops out of Afghanistan.

—Kevin Gosztola

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