“The Afghanistan Papers” is a bright, shining lie by omission. Yes, our military and civilian leaders lied to us about Afghanistan. But they could never have spread their murderous BS—thousands of US soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans killed, trillions of dollars wasted—without media organizations like the Washington Post, which served as unquestioning government stenographers.
Press outlets like the Post and New York Times weren’t merely useful idiots.disseminating pro-war propaganda. They actively censored the people who knew we never should have gone into Afghanistan and tried to tell Americans that.
Ted Ralls in Common Dreams 12/11/19