Афганистанyakov_a_jerkov — 13.08.2021 Я совершенно согласен с этой цепочкой твитов конгрессмена Адама Кинзингера. Я ее приведу ниже.
От себя добавлю, что Афганистан — это тот случай, когда позиция Байдена совпала с позицией левого крыла демократической партии. То ли совпала в силу политической целесообразности, то ли в силу искренних убеждений. Как бы там ни было, мне эта позиция очень неблизка.
Вот что пишет Кинзингер:
Afghanistan thread…. While there is certainly much we can critique on this war, let’s discuss from the point of where we were when the decision to leave was made. At points we had over 100k US troops there, we were able to reduce to 2500 because 300,000 Afghan troops were defending their nation.
In fact dozens died every week defending it, but they needed one thing… America and NATO to have their back. That’s not unrealistic in a relatively young democracy. Over 80 percent of Afg people wanted the US to stay.
They did not see us as an “occupying empire” but as a partner. We finally accomplished most of what we wanted to… they were defending themselves.
But instead of continuing the mission of train and advise, we left. Because of campaign promises.
I was very critical of Trump abandoning the Kurds, and I am very critical of Biden abandoning Afghanistan. Not to mention the utter lack of planning for evacuating those who helped us. This is a shame, and a stain on us.
Sadly future generations will pay a price when we inevitably go to war again and try to convince people to stand with us. This wasn’t an “endless war” any more than is Kosovo, Korea or Japan. But it is a victim of politics, and a tragic one at that. God forgive us.