mnztr wrote:SeigSoloyvov wrote:Sujoy wrote:That's true, one day or the other they had to leave. Question is why leave the country at the mercy of Taliban when the Afghan government created by the US was already in place?flamming_python wrote: Well the US doesn't want to stay there forever. And they want to have relations with whoever establishes power there next - which will be the Taliban
So there's no point. Just leave, that's the only thing left to do.
We trained them, at the start of this conflict, they had 10 to 1 numbers and the afghans had better gear.
We did a lot for them, the time was going to come when they had to sink or swim they choose to sink.
Not our job to baby sit the afghans, they need to fight for themselves and we gave them the ability to do that but nothing we can do sides fight their war for them if they decide to roll over and die.
The training and weapons clearly SUCK. The officers and leaders SUCK, all under US management. A huge festering $2.3T failure of ideology, training, technology and leadership.
no they just gave up before any real fighting happened, they didn't want to fight so they surrendered to the Taliban.
So now they get to enjoy brutal taliban rule.