I didn’t write this week, though there definitely was temptation. Obviously, it was a horrible week.
Obviously the big story of the week is the disaster that is Afghanistan. Obviously, I’m connected to the military. My entire childhood was spent as an Army Brat. My dad would talk about the thing that brought him closest to resigning his commission was Operation Eagle Claw, which he referred to as “Desert One.” What happened in Afghanistan was a modern equivalent.
I have ideas about what happened, but I don’t know that any single person is to blame.
But it doesn’t really matter.
It’s over. They failed. Move on.
In the background, however, unscrupulous politicians are at work trying to capitalize on the situation. (I get that they would like a different word that doesn’t include “capital,” but…)
I just want to go somewhere else.