Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Afghanistan: We Never Learn

By Matt Taibbi

As the Taliban waltzes into Kabul, the look of surprise on the faces of top officials should frighten us most of all.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, when asked months ago about the possibility that there might be a “significant deterioration” of the security picture in Afghanistan once the United States withdrew its forces, said, “I don’t think it’s going to be something that happens from a Friday to a Monday.”

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