Americaâ€™s Least Bloody Military Defeat Was Somehow Our Most Embarrassing Ever
Close to two months have passed since Americaâ€™s twenty-year war in Afghanistan ended in total disgrace, as the Taliban swept into Kabul without opposition and the US-backed â€œdemocraticâ€ leaders fled the country in panic with millions in cash in tow.
The War in Afghanistan cost America roughly $2 trillion. 2,460 American troops died, along with an even greater number of civilian contractors. In return, Americans truly got nothing. A two-decade experiment in â€œnation-buildingâ€ in the end built nothing except a corrupt patronage network that collapsed the moment America stepped away. While our ruling class moralized about fostering freedom and progress in a backwards land, the reality is America propped up a corrupt government that locals hated. Afghanistan didnâ€™t even benefit economically from the geyser of American money showering the country for two decades. Quite the contrary, in fact. During the American occupation, Afghanistanâ€™s economic performance ranked among the worst in the developing world.
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