Hanlon’s razor – Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
It was Trump who chose to deal with the Taliban rather than the recognized Afghan government. Not that it would have made a lot of difference. There has never been a stable government there.
Some of the warlords have come away with fortunes. Many contractors who never built anything received millions. There will never be an accounting for the trillions of American taxpayer money. But the Afghan people come away with nothing. The education some of them received may turn into a death warrant under the Taliban.
The shock to the sensibilities of these people who have a sudden interest in Afghanistan is not that we are getting out but that the money stops when the war ends.
It hasn’t been that long ago that Trump and Pompeo were bragging about their deal with the Taliban. Biden is going forward with Trump’s plan and his minions don’t like it now. The people who should be taking the hit for this are the Generals who were more interested in feeding the defense industry than winning the war. Just about all the defense contractors count themselves winners. We do not have a General or Admiral who can boast of a winning record in military action. All those people raising hell about leaving Afghanistan have some financial interest in the continuation of the war.
Next: book burning.
I think that critical race theory was written into the Confederate constitution:4. No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.
New states and territories… In all such territory the institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the Territorial government;
They were big on ‘states rights’ as long as they remained slave states. Now they want to rewrite history to ease their conscious and promote the lie of the lost cause.
Wikipedia:Critical race theory is a body of legal scholarship and an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States that seeks to critically examine U.S. law as it intersects with issues of race in the U.S. and to challenge mainstream American liberal approaches to racial justice. CRT examines social, cultural, and legal issues primarily as they relate to race and racism in the United States.
Every citizen who is not a straight white male Christian must fight for a new law to cover every race, color, and religion. As a nation, we are racist, misogynist, homophobic, and xenophobic.
What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.
“Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the old world, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.”https://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/what-to-the-slave-is-the-fourth-of-july/
Lalo Alcaraz, congratulations on being in the three finalists of the Pulitzer board’s choice for editorial cartoonist of the year. Huge *. No finalist.
Congratulations on being chosen as one of the three finalists by the Pulitzer board for editorial cartoonists. Kudos.
Congratulations on being one of the three finalists in the Pulitzer editorial cartoon category.