Abandon Afghanistan and Don’t Look Back

Source: CounterPunch
by Ted Rall

“Joe Biden deserves nothing but praise and support for his decision to honor America’s commitment, negotiated between the Trump administration and the Taliban, to finally withdraw from Afghanistan. After more than 20 years of wasted lives, endless property damage and squandering of billions of U.S. tax dollars that would have been better spent on just about anything else you could think of, it’s incredible that corporate media is still giving airtime to the idiots and warmongers who want to keep troops over there. ‘I have heard general after general, as you have, say, just give us a little more time,’ ABC’s Martha Raddatz said July 4th. It’s been two decades. There was no legal or moral justification for the war to begin with. They’ve had too much time as it is.” [editor’s note: Biden didn’t “honor” the agreement; he reneged on the negotiated withdrawal date even though there was ample time to easily meet it – TLK] (07/07/21)