Illuminating article on The Awesome War of Good Neighborliness, our righteous and wonderful invasion of Afghanistan.
It's still pretty much assumed that only crazy people opposed the Afghanistan invasion. After all, it was so obviously necessary and good.
Yet the war has accomplished none of its objectives, and continues to do so. It killed an untold number of people, and continues to do so. It has created rising instability in nearby nuclear-armed countries, and continues to do so.
This is what awesome wars look like. Not like that shitty war in Iraq.
Maybe from this it begins to look less crazy that some of us tend to oppose even obviously awesome wars.