President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country.
Taliban fighters are now in Kabul and our personal are still there.
Vietnam all over again. Dems cut and run then and now. Everyone that believed in us and helped us is screwed. We never should have been there to start with and this damn sure is not the way to leave.
We then set about freeing them. The problem is the people themselves don't seem to want to fight for freedom.
I don't think it feels much like freedom to the Afghans, if a bunch of foreigners came into your country shooting everything up and bombing, would you feel 'free'?
The reason for being there ended 20 years ago when Osama fled to Pakistan.
Afghans at large never wanted us there, at all, no matter the reason.
Compare that to France, etc in WWII, we were ridding them of a menace, and while 'we' view the taliban as a menace, 'they' do not.
Russians are laughing today
This is not about trumpski, or Biden or anyone other than Bush Jr listening to his go go war hawks, shock and awe and getting us into something we could not win.
The leaving is not the failure, it was the going there in the first place.
it was not going there that was a failure. That's where bin laden was supposedly. Going to Iraq was a failure.. there was no reason to go to IRAQ!!!
if you see interviews with people , especially with women in Kabul, they like the freedom that we brought. they like going to school. But that was not our goal..
true many afghans didn't want us, some did as in my previous sentence.
the military there is just laying their weapons down... They will die no matter what, better to die fighting, than to be beheaded or shot to death for nothing.
Britain, Russia and the US Should take turns lobbing an occasional missile into that