Monday, August 16, 2021


At least all of our diplomats, you know, the ones resonsible for this debacle, made it out of Kabul alive.

What do you say we learn from this and stop the endless fruitless efforts to make the rest of the world like America. You can take that either way you like, both will result in 100% guaranteed failure. Bernard Lewis summed up our results in Afghanistan years ago,
America's Afghan policy, from 1921 to 2021 - and, in defiance of the usual trajectory, first farce, then tragedy. A decade or so back, I quoted Bernard Lewis:

I was on a panel with the great Bernard Lewis a couple of years ago - actually six or seven years ago - and Bernard said that the danger here is that America risks being seen as harmless as an enemy, and treacherous as a friend... It's a very dangerous lesson to teach the planet.

"Harmless as an enemy, and treacherous as a friend": a devastating indictment, and entirely correct. But it neglects the ultimate reality: the bungling superpower can inflict defeat only on itself.


capt fast said...

thats not to say that the diplomats responsible for the debacle and made it out of Kabul alive, will necessarily arrive home alive. not if some of the chatter I have heard last night is to be considered. a lot of "paying the Piper" talk going around in my community.I just don't have a lot of faith in diplomats any more. not since 1979.

Anonymous said...

This is 1979 again or worse...
the only silver lining is that the bozos responsible for this have just hardened the resolve of their orange-man-voting enemies not to be scooped up the way Afghans are suddenly being rounded up by the taliban.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

There are going to be a lot of Foggy Bottom types in Hell, paying for the deaths they caused.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

The State Department needs to start being held responsible for their mistakes. We have spent too much treasure and blood on their fantasy world.