If you want to respect the troops, stop sending them to pointless wars


Americans of all stripes, particularly Republicans are quick to call on others to pay empty lip service to the troops by wearing their patriotism literally on their sleeves.

In this biting commentary, Alicé Anil draws on the controversy of four US soldiers being killed in Niger to ask the one obvious question that many in the mainstream media have ignored: Why were those soldiers in Niger to begin with?

And why does the American military have nearly 1000 bases all over the world in 172 different countries? If Americans truly want to respect the troops, Alicé argues, then why doesn't it stop sending them to kill and be killed in pointless wars?