The War on Terror Only Added to the Terror of War

September 12th, 2023 - by Dan McKnight / Bring Our Troops Home

The War on Terror Has Only
Added to the Terror of War
Dan McKnight / Bring Our Troops Home

(September 11, 2023) — The day comes around again. The day no American will ever forget — the day our country bled.

The terrorist attacks on September 11th changed everything. But as Americans we had a choice in how we would allow this event to change us.

Would we find and punish the perpetrators — and then come home? Would we have the introspection to ask ourselves what happened, and how did we get here?

What we needed desperately was a reconsideration.

In 2001 we were part-way down a road to empire that was foreign to our forefathers. We needed a course correction, and leaders with the wisdom to turn back.

But we didn’t.

October 7 is the day we doubled down. Ten Seven.

That’s when American boots hit the ground in Afghanistan.

Less than two years later we invaded Iraq. Down the line we bombed Libya, occupied Syria, and blockaded Yemen.

Meanwhile we deployed to Somalia, Niger, and now Ukraine.

And in many of these places we armed, funded, and supported the same villains who took down our towers.

Did anything we did make us safer? I don’t think so. And I don’t think you do either.

As veterans of this “Global War on Terror,” my team says it’s time to bring our troops home.

Let’s end these endless wars abroad, and put our own house in order.

Let’s care for our soldiers, wounded physically and mentally after more than two decades of perpetual war.

Let’s restore the rule of law, and returning decision-making to the people’s elected representatives.

Let’s embrace a sense of Americanism that unites our citizens under the banner of a humble republic, not a global empire.

That’s the message I’d like to spread this 9/11 anniversary.

Feel encouraged to forward this email to your friends; it may offer them a perspective they’re not going to find in the corporate press.

May God bless the thousands of Americans we lost on that tragic day, and the many thousands we lost since.

Dan McKnight is the chairman of Bring Our Troops Home 

BringOurTroopsHome.US is an organization composed of veterans of the Global War on Terror and their civilian allies who are dedicated to ending American involvement in our endless wars in the Middle East and bringing our troops home. We insist that the Constitution of the United States be respected and enforced, requiring a formal declaration of war by Congress before US military forces are deployed into combat overseas. And we are committed to returning to a foreign policy befitting a limited government republic, one that puts “America First.”

To achieve these goals, BringOurTroopsHome.US will utilize public education, political action, and legislation, including passing “Defend the Guard” bills in state houses across the country