20 years to get ready and the Afghan army collapses like wet cardboard.
Maybe some things might have been handled better but I’m not going to criticize Biden over this. The truth we is that had we left 15 years sooner or stayed 15 years longer, the outcome would be pretty much the same.
We should have let the Soviets keep the place 30 years ago. They might have killed enough Taliban to change things there, we never had the stomach for what needed to be done. Half measures and nation building are a losing game on that part of the world.
But my heart breaks for the women there. A little chance at education and some semblance of rights and they go back to being chattel of the worst sort.
Every time I look at my granddaughters, my guts will churn at what Wahhabism would have in store for them. We need to make our peace with Russia and maybe even the Chinese and recognize the common enemy to everything decent on the world.