Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The war crimes that followed September 11

During the commemorations of September 11 this week, it’s up to everyone dedicated to peace and justice to honor the victims of the U.S. “war of terror.” 

Editorial,
Socialist Worker, September 7, 2011

U.S. Navy Seals surround an Iraqi detainee

AFTER THE attacks of September 11 in New York City and Washington, D.C., Socialist Worker produced a special edition of our newspaper with the front-page headline, “Don’t turn tragedy into war.”

But of course, the Bush administration did just that–first with the invasion of Afghanistan, and then Iraq. One decade later, those wars have spawned countless tragedies of their own, throughout the Bush years and continuing into the presidency of Barack Obama.
The scale of the state-sponsored terrorism that took place after September 11 will never be known in its entirety–precisely because its scope is so vast.

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