A Holiday Season of War
Mother Jones / Tom Engelhardt

A Holiday Season of War

Why war will take no holiday in 2010.

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website.

Excuse the gloom in the holiday season, but I feel like we're all locked inside a malign version of the movie Groundhog Day. You remember, the one in which the characters are forced to relive the same 24 hours endlessly. Put more personally, TomDispatch started in November 2001 as an email to friends in response to the first moments of our latest Afghan War. More than eight years later... well, you know the story.

Worse yet, the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll indicates that a startling 58% of Americans, otherwise in a mighty gloomy mood, support the president's latest "surge" in Afghanistan which will extend that war into the dismal future. And worse than that, in A... >>>

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