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America's Reckless War Against Evil: Why It's Self-Defeating And Has No End

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  • Oh, no! Not another American war against evil! This time, it's the Islamic State (IS). After the attacks in Paris, Barack Obama, spokesman-in-chief for the United States of America, called that crew “the face of evil.” Shades of George W. Bush. The “evildoers” are back. And from every mountaintop, it seems, America now rings with calls to ramp up its war machine
  • How Western Militarists Are Playing Into the Hands of ISIS

Ira Chernus, TomDispatch.com / Countercurrents.org

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpg 08 December, 2015 | Oh, no! Not another American war against evil!

This time, it's the Islamic State (IS). After the attacks in Paris, Barack Obama, spokesman-in-chief for the United States of America, called that crew “the face of evil.” Shades of George W. Bush. The “evildoers” are back. And from every mountaintop, it seems, America now rings with calls to ramp up its war machine.

By the way, George W., how did that last war against the “evildoers” work out for you? Not quite the way you expected, right? I bet you didn't imagine that your Global War on Terror would plant the seeds of an Islamic State and turn significant stretches of Iraq (and Syria) into fertile soil in which IS would grow into a brand new, even more frightening enemy.

Ira Chernus, a TomDispatch regular, is professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and author of the online "MythicAmerica: Essays."

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How Western Militarists Are Playing Into the Hands of ISIS, Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

After Paris, politicians and pundits clamor for more force and repression -- just as ISIS wants them to.