Pondered, I have serious questions about this as well. I want the Taliban out but I don’t want theUS to have to keep them out.

I heard a Republican Congresscritter from, I think, Ohio, say that 20 years of us occupying Afghanistan has prevented more attacks like 9/11 (his words, not mine.) My gut feeling is that he’s full of processed oats, but I’m willing to hear a contradiction. As the comedian said, “I could be wrong, I’ve seen me do it.”

“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)