In nearly ten years in Afghanistan, we’ve done admirably in continuing Russia’s legacy of reducing the country to a rubble heap, and at the same time, we’ve successfully managed to install a secular government. Now that Bin Laden is dead, Afghanistan seems to have served its purpose, and some of the same enthusiastic boosters who wanted us in there, now want us out, leaving the country to fend for itself.
Before we ever went in there, we knew exactly what we were getting in to – or at least, should have. I think many of our leaders slept through history class, and I simply wanted to provide this reminder. It’s from Eric Bogle’s Scraps of Paper album.