Maureen Dowd has a must read op-ed praising President Biden for his decision to end the war in Afghanistan. It’s worth reading. Hindsight is 20/20, and while I haven’t gotten to that part of his book yet, I’m sure President Obama regrets the 2009 surge. We avenged 9/11 nearly a decade ago when Osama bin Laden was eliminated alongside the bulk of the Taliban and Al Qaeda leadership most responsible for the attacks.
In retrospect, we’ve lost nearly 200 times the number of 9/11 victims during the pandemic. We could potentially lose millions more if we continue to do nothing to stop climate change. I said a prayer of thanksgiving today, that the war will end and that none of my students going into the military will have to fight in a war that started before they were born.