(CD) — Amid reports that President Donald Trump is “showing renewed interest” in Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s plan to hand the war in Afghanistan over to a private army led by an “American viceroy,” MSNBC on Friday happily gave the notorious war profiteer a cushy platform to make his nonsensical and dangerous pitch to the president almost entirely unchallenged.
“Shame on MSNBC for giving Erik Prince a megaphone,” Stephen Miles, director of Win Without War, wrote on Twitter following Prince’s interview with MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell. “He belongs in The Hague, not spewing his warmongering for profit filth on television.”
Highlighting the failure of both the deadly “conventional” approach the U.S. has taken in Afghanistan over the past 16 years and Prince’s plan to continue the war for profit, Miles went on to suggest an option that—for obvious reasons—Mitchell and Prince both ignored, one that is virtually never aired on corporate media networks like MSNBC.
“What if—hear me out—instead of privatizing the war in #Afghanistan, we ended it,” Miles wrote. “Crazy, I know.”
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