A wrong army, corruption, bad leadership and treachery led to this disaster and Afghans are on their own now
For the United States, the end of its ‘forever war’ could hardly have been more inglorious. It made little sense for the US to keep pouring money into Afghanistan—it is high time Afghans took full charge of their future. But exits are all about the way they are executed. And military helicopters hovering over the US embassy in Kabul, as the triumphant Taliban shouted “Death to America" on CNN, was a sorry sight. The only difference between Saigon 1975 and Kabul 2021 seemed to be the helicopter brand—in 1975, it was Bell; in 2021, Boeing Chinook. This exit went down as a defeat.