You don't have to be ignorant of history, you just have to care about politics more. There are, literally, people in the current White House that think they can ink a peace deal with the people that brought us 9/11 and blew up two of our embassies in Africa and they think of themselves as cognitive statespeople.
I don't live in New York City or Washington DC and neither does anybody I care about. I'd be a little more concerned about radioactive attacks if my daughter lived there but I live to the west and the prevailing wind is usually, from the west.
Were I to still live in the corridor of fire, I'd be outraged at this but it is every bit of what they voted for again and again.
srsly, a peace treaty with what calls itself the taliban? It is as if nobody involved read history.