Say Goodbye to Afghanistan

REFLECTIONS OF AN AFGHAN WAR PROTESTOR

This post is coming a bit after the fact. Life intervened on my blogging of late. But I wanted to get this out mostly for my own psychological wellbeing. Twenty years ago I took an unpopular position in opposition to the Afghan War. This year, watching U.S. soldiers leaving Afghanistan was an emotional experience. Here’s my reflection.


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https://news.gallup.com/poll/9994/public-opinion-war-afghanistan.aspx

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https://tomdispatch.com/was-the-afghan-war-a-schell-game/?utm_source=TomDispatch&utm_campaign=75a36aca87-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_07_13_02_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e41682ade-75a36aca87-309469893#morehttps://tomdispatch.com/was-the-afghan-war-a-schell-game/?utm_source=TomDispatch&utm_campaign=75a36aca87-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_07_13_02_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e41682ade-75a36aca87-309469893#more 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-corruption-government/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/attacked/transcripts/rumsfeldtext_111901.html

https://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/07/ret.us.taliban/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/15/afghanistan-military-collapse-taliban/

https://www.baltimoresun.com/bal-te.attacks15oct15-story.html

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