The mass media narrative is that the Americans are being humbled and humiliated as they are driven out of Afghanistan, and that it was all for nought. I stopped believing the mainstream media ages ago, and when they say anything I automatically assume they are lying and the truth is the exact opposite of what they say it is.
Could some good have actually come of this?
Welp - the days of the ragheads flying passenger planes through our sky scrapers seem to be over. While American and Canadian forces occupied the country, clinics, schools, court houses and police stations were built. Afghans were taught how to run them. Maybe some of that sparked some hope in folks for a better life other than the one offered by the Taliban? A lot of very chitty moslems were killed, and the drones had a hayday picking off Al Quidah operatives. Maybe some of the worst ones were taken out?
For those of you that have lost family in Afghanistan... it wasn't a waste. America and Canada and others went in with the intent of leaving that place better than how they found it. That they failed is no sin. The sin is in saying it was a waste and wrong to try.
Who knows. Have yourself a great Sunday.