Obama and his supporters are making claims that the president will work to end the war in Afghanistan. Judging by Obama’s bloody history this promise is as empty as any other that he’s made. But if the war is ended Obama and his administration want you to know that they still plan on murdering people there for at least another decade:
Based on interviews with “current and former officials from the White House and the Pentagon, as well as intelligence and counterterrorism agencies”, Miller reports that as “the United States’ conventional wars are winding down”, the Obama administration “expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years” (the “capture” part of that list is little more than symbolic, as the US focus is overwhelmingly on the “kill” part). Specifically, “among senior Obama administration officials, there is broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade.” As Miller puts it: “That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism.”
When the “conventional war” is concluded names are going to continue being added to Obama’s kill list for “at least another decade.” I didn’t realize there was a difference between “conventional war” and ongoing targeted assassinations. As far as I know it’s considered war whenever the government of one country kills people of another country. War is peace I guess.