That is an informative article, nothing like some context to put things into better perspective.

I'm getting the sense that in spite of the chaos of the transition out of Afghanistan, in spite of the horrors at a personal level by those involved, and in spite of how the Reeps will spin this as a major blunder by Biden... I think that the vast majority of Americans will not be long affected by the details, and will be generally feeling relieved that the U.S. is finally out of that pointless, endless, expensive clusterfook.

Take Vietnam, for example - what's the premier historical memory of that? Is it the panicked evacuation and loss of the "conflict"? Or is it that we never should have been there in the first place?

Taking a page from pero's Big Book of Political Analysis, how will this affect the next election? I'd guess that before the end of the year, Biden Ended the War will be the story, completely overshadowing the footnote of Biden's Boof.


You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller