It has become widely accepted now that President George Bush started the Afghanistan war in October 2001 after the Taleban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden.
That is a simplified and misleading account of what actually happened. The Taleban were asking for proof of bin Laden’s guilt.
They were talking about handing him over to a third country. Bush said ‘no negotiations’.
There are serious doubts about whether there was any justification for that war.
Brendan O’Brien, London