All quite predictable since Trump signed a Peace Treaty with the Taliban and praised them. Everybody knew this was coming. Now a lot of people are panicked because it's here. But the administration is in contact with Taliban leadership, and has their promise to let the evacuation continue. There are some hassles at Taliban checkpoints, but I bet nothing a little bribe won't fix. It's actually going to be easier for the Taliban if everybody freaked out by their leadership leaves. I read the biggest impediment for Afghans who want to leave is the American documentation requirements. I suspect a lot of those people mobbing the airport just see this an opportunity to get to America without the very long immigration process.

We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.