Well being an expert these days isn’t exactly a good thing. It’s actually a great way to be ignored by anybody who resents the idea of other people knowing more about stuff than them, which is kind of a thing right now.
This topic should have gotten waaaaaay more attention than it did. WaPo did an amazing job cataloguing the rampant corruption and lies, either greenlit or given a blind eye to by the US Govt re: Afghanistan.
9/11 upset the nation to the point even doves were calling for action. Call it what you like, ‘truth being the first casualty of war’, or ‘the tail wagging the dog’, but the most apt description of Afghanistan is unnecessary.
In a Lessons Learned interview, he said he came across a U.S.-built greenhouse that cost $30,000 and had fallen into disuse because the Afghans could not maintain it. His unit built a replacement greenhouse out of iron rebar that worked better and cost only $55 — despite pressure to spend far more.
That’s basically because we have the politicization of warfare started by the Democrat President LBJ during the Vietnam war and we couldn’t just get in there and flatten Afghanistan and occupy it for decades like we did Japan to rid them of their radical religious ideology. We got literally nothing to show for our blood, sweat and tears effort in that region when after 18 years we could have been more then halfway to a complete transformation and reformation of their barbaric religion and life style.
America unlike other countries does not occupy forever, we conquer, we occupy, we rebuild and then we give the country back and the 30 year occupation of Japan is the perfect example of that success formula which we will never have again as long as leftist progressive liberal Democrats are voted into political office and power since Dems are hell bent on never making America great and powerful again!