20 years in Afghanistan, 1000’s of American deaths and even more disabling injuries, billions of dollars wasted on equipment, supplies and facilities, and look at the mess. Is there any hope that our government learns from this — that you can’t install democracy where it is not wanted, that you can’t change a culture that is rooted in warring factions, conflict, and religious hate.
20 years and look what we have accomplished.
It is so sad. Many Afghan citizens probably want a peaceful life, an opportunity to be successful, hope for an open and free educational system, long for a safe and free living environment, and look what they have.
The human cost is the greatest cost of all.
Here is an article from Forbes, Aug 23, 2021 that itemizes the other waste of our 20 year war:
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