We spent a year winning in Afghanistan, and we’ve spent 19 years losing. Most of that time
was wasted attempting to prop up former President Karzai, and now he says he’s glad we’re leaving and we never did much good in the first place. Our resources are better spent fixing the awful places and cultures within our own borders, most of which, it’s assumed, can be remedied much more easily. Goodbye, Hamid. Don’t call again.