The Washington Post Won’t Let Go of Afghanistan

After twenty years of futility and failure in Afghanistan, the naysayers are targeting  President Biden for ending a U.S. war that should have ended in 2002.  They say nothing about the 2,400 young men and women who have been lost, along with $2 trillion spent.  The fact that over 800,000 men and women served in Afghanistan in this “fool’s errand” is missing from their jeremiad, along with the fact that a significant percentage of U.S. troops served five or more tours.  U.S. presidents and secretaries of defense played “Russian roulette” with the lives of young combatants who deserved better. More
The post The Washington Post Won’t Let Go of Afghanistan appeared first on

Read on source website...


CounterPunch is reader supported! Please help keep us alive. The CounterPunch website is offered at no charge to the general public over the world wide web. New articles are generally posted every weekday. A batch of several articles, including the Poet’s Basement, are usually posted in the Weekend Edition. After the initial posting, these articles are available in the archives which can be searched by using any of the search boxes on the website. CounterPunch Magazine is published six times per year and is only available for those who subscribe.