Robert Shetterly, the Founder of Americans Who Tell the Truth, believes “the war on terror has definitely contributed to the decline of the United States.”
The fact that the U.S. has focused “our energy on what we perceive, what is played up in the United States as being attacks on the United States from terrorists who resent America’s freedoms and wealth, without examining the original causes of this, the real causes that are present in U.S. foreign policy and imperialism and military bases … does enormous damage to the United States and helps it decline,” Shetterly told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Monday.
“So much money is being spent now probably over 4 trillion dollars on these wars to fight a handful of ‘terrorists’ in ‘various countries.'”
Shetterley added that “in terms of the decline of the United States though, in a sense, the war on terrorism has always succeeded and we’ve lost because what it has caused us to do is eradicate our own values, our own freedoms.”
“We are still continuing to torture people, we’re continuing extraordinary rendition, we have the Patriot Act which makes a lot of private security and freedom expendable.”