There is no doubt that whenever we leave Afghanistan, if we ever actually do, al-Qaeda and the Taliban will claim victory. So we could stay there forever in order to try to prevent that, or we could reconfigure our strategy with a focus on containment and making sure they can’t export their jihad out of Afghanistan again. With wide-open borders, that’s going to be tough.
Meanwhile, is CNN publishing this article in order to try to goad Biden’s handlers into staying in Afghanistan even longer, in a futile attempt to save face? It probably wouldn’t be too difficult to persuade them.
Also, there is no doubt that the useless waste of American resources in Afghanistan has sapped the strength of the American economy, with absolutely nothing to show for all the lives lost and trillions wasted.