We have been in Afghanistan for almost 20 years. The first ten years we beat the Taliban and killed the leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden. We then for the next 10 years worked with the Afghan people became our friends, building cities and gave rise to woman with hope and the ability to love anyone they wanted, and get educated, and for the first time in history an equal rights to Muslim woman and men in a functioning democracy. We had an ally which gave us hope because we boarded Iran and Pakistan.Â Never before did a country give us such a great ally in giving us intelligence between two countries which was a major problem in the Middle East.
But we botched it all up in less than a month. With the botched withdrawal, both the Taliban and Al-Qaeda rule Afghanistan, and have indicated they will rule with Sharia law. Millions of women that grew up with the relative freedom of movement and choices will suddenly find themselves enslaved to a harsh order. Thousands of girls from ages 12 to 35 will find committing suicide easier than living in their harsh new slavish existence. Imagine your daughter having to submit to treatment like this tomorrow! You can’t, but that is the price we pay for absolutely botching up the withdrawal. May God rest their souls.