Episode 39 – We Are Better Than This

Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16. 2021. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac at the airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto the American military jet as it took off and plunged to death.

The fall of Afghanistan is the American biggest foreign policy failure in a very long time. It’s hard to estimate how devasting this will be to the people of Afghanistan and to the reputation and standing of the United States. I discuss the failures that occurred well before this and why it shouldn’t have happened like this.

I also discuss what it takes to talk someone out of a scam and what it’s like to rent a wreck.

Check out this great Twitter thread on how people to talk someone out of a scam.

Check out this episode of The Dispatch and this episode of The Remnant for a deeper dive into Afghanistan after the departure of the United States military.