Veteran Says End Of War In Afghanistan Brings ‘Grim Relief’ 1

Veteran Says End Of War In Afghanistan Brings ‘Grim Relief’

Veteran Lucas Kunce, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, describes the “grim relief” that comes with the end of the war, saying “it should have happened long, long ago.” Foreign affairs analyst David Rothkopf says the war’s mission was clear immediately following 9/11, but the U.S. military soon “drifted back into the same sorts of mistakes that led to the Vietnam debacle.”
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48 comments

    1. @F , Thank you for your service. I’m of the Vietnam generation, the money that America has sunk into war for profit. The population of the entire world could have Medicare for all several times over. They keep us sick and weak for a reason.

    2. I feel you Cuz. We (U.S.) really, really, should have known better. So much pain just to scratch some Politician’s itch for “a Cause!!”. Tragic.

    3. George Orwell once wrote: “And it’s not a matter of whether the war is not real or if it is. Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.

  1. Thank you President Biden, for doing the right thing. It wasn’t pretty or easy, but doing the right thing is often times not easy. It’s the reason why doing the wrong thing comes easier for some.

    1. @Saffe1978 You are a bunch of panic merchants. 109,000 people have been airlifted out. There are no hostages as yet. The US has billions of dollars belonging to Afghanistan. That is a pretty good bargaining position.

    2. @i dont have time 2 reply Hate to think what Trump would have done if he actually carried out his “plan”.

  2. The military industrial complex, “We’re ready for the next war. Something bigger, louder, and longer.”

    1. Biden appointed Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense who served on Raytheon’s board of directors (weapons manufacturer)

    1. Didn’t trump leave people hanging in syria? If you have outrage on Afghanistan you better feel the same about Syria. Too many uneducated idiots out here anymore

    2. @BlaQ Bay17 Also killed 7 children and 4 innocent men in drone strikes. They lied not a single terrorist was killed. Watch non American news channels because American media hiding the truth.

  3. No one else had the courage to get us out. Not even Obama, and I liked him. I support President Biden, and doing what he could with the clusterfuck he inherited.

    1. It has nothing to do with courage — and everything to do with bending to the will of the war profiteers. They made a bundle off Afghanistan.

    2. I like Obama too but he failed on the Afghanistan conflict. Had he wrapped it up Trump and Biden wouldn’t have had to deal with it.

    1. President Trump is the one who began to pull our soldiers our of Afghanistan

      Biden voted for the war and botched the exit

  4. Here we just got out of Afghanistan and my brother is back in Iraq. We have been to both places. Why are we still going to iraq

  5. I don’t think I’ll ever understand war. As much as I respect war veterans for going through all this, it really is hard to justify all the repercussions. All the money spent, lives lost and mental health issues.

  6. Disunited States of America should lead like when it was United States of America at WWII – Pre-Sep 11. Fight against Nazism, Facism and Communism. Leadership is education, science, aviation space and etc.

    No shame from the Afghan War. Lessons learned, move forward.

    Even the Prophet Mohammed pbuh lost the Battle of Uhud.

    The world is looking for leadership in sustainability and tecnology not Military-Industrial-Complex.

    Make peace not war.

    1. Lessons learned HOPEFULLY. But I tend to agree with you on the sentiment: the only way the US (or any other country) has been a leader is by being a positive example… Who are the most respected (in the US & abroad) american political personalities? MLK, JFK, Malcolm X… not the George Wallace or David Duke types…

  7. If it’s any consolation, the Taliban will have a hard time fighting a simultaneous multi-front war against ISIS-K in N2KL (Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar, and Laghman), the National Resistance Front (aka Northern Alliance 2.0) in Panjshir Valley, and whatever new factions emerge in the future.

  8. The one small bright spot for the people of Afghanistan is the formation of the National Resistance Front (aka Northern Alliance 2.0) holding out against the Taliban in Panjshir Valley under Ahmad Massoud and Amrullah Saleh.

    1. Just like the wuhan lab leak was the gateway drug to the vaccine. Different type of war, same rich outcome

    2. Yep.Just like Iraq was supposed to be the gateway to Iran. Fortunately, that gate never opened. But if a Republican had been elected in 2008 that gate would have been kicked open.

    3. @Show Me Garage the Wuhan lab leak is China’s way of dealing with a US president that they didn’t like. ding ding ding.

  9. Questions for President Biden:
    1) Why didn’t you begin the withdrawal months ago? It could have been done quietly and without the chaos we saw.
    2) Why where the airbases at Bagram and Kandahar abandoned so quickly? Those bases could have been used.
    3) Will any of the Joint Chiefs be forced to resign? They need to be held accountable for their lack of planning and lack of leadership.
    4) There are still Americans in Afghanistan. Do you plan to rescue them or are they on their own?

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