This is kind of haunting and I wanted to share it.
I won't pretend to be able to offer the kind of analysis on the topic of our involvement in Afghanistan that so many other people are much more qualified to offer. However, I can't help but feel like we're in an end-of-empire-style quagmire in Afghanistan and Iraq.
With all due respect to our brothers & sisters in arms: G. W. Bush* is a lamentable & unforgivable buffoon for getting us involved in this quagmire.
* By which I mean, of course, the entire entourage of neoconservatives & power-hungry war mongers who got us involved in this mess, of which G. W. was the most visible icon.