The Afghan bugout really isn’t political. Trump intended to withdraw, until he got bogged down in fighting impeachment. The pity of it all is it shows how incompetent our military and intelligence leaders are. They led us into another endless war that went nowhere. And ended up abandoning the people who had come to depend on us, who will now be murdered. No wonder there’s so many Afghan and Iraq veteran suicides.
UPDATE: This essay speaks to the veteran anguish that another endless war ending in collapse induces. Some of us will no doubt experience a reoccurrence of ptsd in the next few days, but hopefully not longer.