Which ‘forever war’ will Biden end next?
It doesn’t matter what Joe Biden says: Afghanistan wasn’t a “forever war.” It was eternal vigilance, which is the price of American liberty. Now that investment has been squandered. America is less able to protect itself, and American citizens are more at risk.
It’s a painful reminder that foreign policy by slogan is foolish in the extreme. And in any case, the “forever war” that began on Sept. 11, 2001 — but which the U.S. carried to Afghanistan for 20 years — is nowhere close to over. And the battlefield may have just grown to a global scale.
Marion Smith is president and CEO of the Common Sense Society, a nonprofit foundation that promotes liberty, prosperity and beauty through education and public discourse. Follow him on Twitter @smithmarion.
Read the full op-ed in The Hill.