Friday 27 August 2021
The Dust From Our Feet
Ongoing events are why we are right to be getting the hell out of Afghanistan, and why we would be right to stay the hell out of Afghanistan. Wipe the dust of the place from our feet.
The Taliban are now the designated moderates, enabling us to be allied to them. Indeed, they are not only our allies, but our masters. We cannot get our own passport holders out of Kabul on our own aircraft without the permission of the Taliban.
Nor, without that permission or even the Taliban's active participation, can the Americans react to the killing of 13 of their military personnel, their biggest loss in a decade. This would be true no matter who was the President of the United States.
20 years. 20 years for this.