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Longest War in US History Ends in Failure

The US failed in a 20-year effort to nation build in the Mideast.
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President Biden finally pulled the plug on what was an asinine mission from the start. Both Obama and Trump failed to pull the troops after pledging many time to do so.

I would like to suggest we will learn from this failure, but we won't.

The war monger morons on the Left and Right learned nothing from Vietnam, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, or drone policy.

Their attacks on Biden today prove they learned nothing from Afghanistan either.

"Over our country's 20 years at war in Afghanistan, America has sent its finest young men and women, invested nearly $1 trillion dollars, trained over 300,000 Afghan soldiers and police, equipped them with state-of-the-art military equipment, and maintained their air force as part of the longest war in U.S. history," Biden said. "One more year, or five more years, of U.S. military presence would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country. And an endless American presence in the middle of another country's civil conflict was not acceptable to me."

One of my readers accurately commented

"What's striking is when you look at the photos of the Taliban soldiers you realize how young they are. We've been there 20 years so the original Taliban that we fought are either all dead or are old men in their rocking chairs. The ones we see now in their 20's and early 30's in the photos were barely born when we invaded and have always lived with a US enemy living on their soil."

In Support of the Moderate Taliban 

To prevent those from dying in vain, warmongers insist more die in vain

Flashback 2001

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  1. Axel Merk: You can impose a government by force, but such government will collapse the moment the force is gone.
  2. Brett Meiselas: Blaming a 20-year nightmare on the guy getting us out is an odd take.