The Washington Post Won’t Let Go of Afghanistan

After twenty years of futility and failure in Afghanistan, the naysayers are targeting  President Biden for ending a U.S. war that should have ended in 2002.  They say nothing about the 2,400 young men and women who have been lost, along with $2 trilli…

After twenty years of futility and failure in Afghanistan, the naysayers are targeting  President Biden for ending a U.S. war that should have ended in 2002.  They say nothing about the 2,400 young men and women who have been lost, along with $2 trillion spent.  The fact that over 800,000 men and women served in Afghanistan in this “fool’s errand” is missing from their jeremiad, along with the fact that a significant percentage of U.S. troops served five or more tours.  U.S. presidents and secretaries of defense played “Russian roulette” with the lives of young combatants who deserved better. More

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