Here in 2021, one of the few things that vast majorities of Americans agree on is that we are tired of our endless wars. We are all tired of American lives and money being spent with a lack of results to show for it.
But did the withdrawal have to be like this? Did we have to leave thousands of Americans and Afghan allies stranded in the country? Did we have to remove all air support and private military contractors who would have helped the Afghan Air Force? Did we have to withdraw with no contingency plans in place for various outcomes?