I wrote last week regarding my concerns over the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, my fear that the Afghani people will be subjected to harsh treatment by cruel, evil men who respect none, and the concern that the Taliban, once back in power, will retaliate once again against the U.S. Our friend Quentin at We the Commoners blog has written an excellent analysis of the situation as it stands today. Thank you, Quentin … great work, as always!
Confronting Afghanistan: Day of Darkness
By Quentin Choy
The scenes in Afghanistan are chilling. As the Taliban slowly conquered regions over the last few weeks, their march on Kabul was imminent.
President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan was the correct decision in the long-term, but the devastating short-term consequences we are seeing are haunting.
Following two decades of war in Afghanistan, the U.S is ending the longest war in its history with very little to show for it.
“Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation building. It was never supposed to be creating a unified, centralized democracy. Our only vital national interest in Afghanistan remains today what it has always been: preventing a terrorist attack on American homeland.”
President Joe Biden
Read the rest of Quentin’s post here