America has been engaged in Afghanistan since September 11, and the sacrifice of life and treasure has been a horror!
2,448 American military personnel have died, and 20,000 have been wounded.
About 241,000 Afghans have died, with 71,000 being civilians.
America has spent many billions of dollars on a war that has lasted longer than any war in American history!
But now, as America is withdrawing, the Taliban, who harbored Al Qaeda, leading to September 11, are rampaging as they take over most of Afghanistan in rapid order, and are ready to slaughter anyone who cooperated and worked with the US and NATO forces!
The progress of women in the past 20 years is about to end, and many women being slaughtered or forced back into subjugation, as women’s rights are destroyed!
We must do everything humanly possible to help those who worked for the US and NATO forces, and try to save whatever women can be taken out of Afghanistan, but clearly, there will be many tragic stories and victims!
This is a time of tears and mourning, but America cannot, endlessly, sacrifice to build a nation state in Afghanistan, which helped to bring about the downfall of the Soviet Union in the 1980s!