Everyone knew this was going to happen once the US left. The question wasn’t “if”’ but merely “when”. The speed is the only surprising thing here.
The mistake wasn’t pulling out - had to happen at some point. The mistake was holding on to this thing for as long as we did. Osama bin Laden was killed a decade ago, probably left Afghanistan years before that.
Incorrect. The mistake was
pulling out. To be more precise, the mistake was going in the first place knowing the current gods of our nation were going to intentionally sabotage the whole thing. Factually, they created the event (9/11). Used their neo con president to go to Afghanistan in the first place, and then used the current one to pull out. The whole affair was orchestrated by the same gods.
Going to a nation for a little while and then leaving has only come in vogue since Vietnam. Prior to that the US dedicated time and energy to long term commitments.
For some strange reason everyone believes
we're going to up and leave, including us. Why is that? What is in everyone's head?