The the US invaded Iraq, with no reason, which certainly made every Iraqi a stars and stripes waving fan of the US. Now the US is re-entering that conflict with "no boots on the ground " except for those 1,500 Obama sent the day after the election.
So how long this time? Obama said, I think, four years, which in Obama speak is never since he will have no say, but his successor will have "inherited this mess."
So, as you ask, when? When, if ever, is there to be an end to the US waging war? is there supposed to be an end? Ever?
And as we ask, let's also ask who is making the most money in these wars? The military industrial complex?
Not a chance.......now where's that remote...?
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
These ISIS slugs are quite willing to die for a cause, yet hide behind masks and use their women and children as human shields to hide behind. We lack the will to take out a village or city block to get them yet they will wipe out entire family trees of those that dare to report their location. It is an endless game of whack-a-mole. The "good Muslims" are worthless, spineless, maggots that are unworthy of our protection and seem to demand to be paid to let us try to fight for them.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
What's really bothering me about the whole thing is that we have spent more than a decade and trillions of dollars on our campaigns in the Middle East, and yet it can still produce foes to be reckoned with like ISIS. The original military strategists who examined the situation in Afghanistan told our government and allies (and the public) that the strategy to take and hold onto our ME assets would only succeed if we won the hearts and minds of the people there. The problem is that it would always be extremely difficult because despite having centralized governments, many of these countries are still heavily divided into tribal factions who will never answer to anyone.
I think what we're seeing here is what has always plagued any attempts to dominate and empire build in the ME. The tribes there hate one another but they hate foreigners even more, and they're consolidating. I don't see how we can hold our own long enough to create a stable situation where we're on top. These wars are pretty much bankrupting us as a nation. Of course, the military industrial complex is making a crap load of money off it.