Thanks to all for their comments. What was not considered by the naysayers was how much equipment given to the Afghani armed forces was given up when they dropped their weapons and deserted their army in the face of the Taliban - when U.S. forces left Bagram in the middle of the night without informing Afghani leaders - to me that was disgraceful. Too many of our heroic soldiers who lost life or limb to have our Country disgracefully leave those Afghanis who befriended and helped us against the Taliban and Isis. I can only offer apologies. No good has come of this betrayal. Our advisors trained the Afghanis to have aerial supremacy. When we left, threat protection evaporated - they were left with a ground light infantry that was not as functional. Damn us for doing that. I know it has taken me some time to recount, but that is as I see what has happened and how I blame the President for not recognizing the follow-up. You now have voted for this empty suit and are blameful as well. As Ronald Reagan said "We Win They Lose" Can't be more clear than that. I leave you with this: President Reagan's farewell speech to the Nation as he was leaving office to the next President.
If men were angels, no government would be needed. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary -- Federalist #51 James Madison John StiegelmeyerVinton