Over planning and a lack of strategy condemned Afghanistan and left it and America worse off regarding the known terrorist group and current Afghan leadership, the Taliban.


Accountability: 0

American Government & Senior military ranks: 2

As I watch politicians grill American military leaders it’s clearer that careerism inside the military and government led to a complete failure and waste of life in Afghanistan.

Four American Presidents, 11 Congresses, multiple joint chiefs of staff, two trillion taxpayer dollars gone, thousands of American lives lost, veteran suicide rates climbing, Taliban armed by America and in power, and everyone in a leadership position still has a chair to sit in when the music stops…

As I watched the live briefing this morning between American politicians and military leadership it’s even clearer that the real loser at the end is accountability itself. In order for the American people to have faith in the institutions of government, they have to believe that it is accountable to the People for what it does on our behalf.

And if we can’t hold people accountable and learn then we are doomed to repeat history.