America lost more than a war in Afghanistan. We lost our conscience.

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Author(s) Houston Chronicle editorial board
Source Houston Chronicle
Date August 20, 2021
URL https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-America-lost-more-than-a-war-in-16399428.php
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Quotes-start.png Biden's miscalculations - on Afghan soldiers' ability and will to fight without American support, on timing the withdrawal in the height of fighting season, on the amount of time, planning and military support needed to evacuate diplomats, aid workers and Afghan allies - are catastrophic. America can't undo the damage that's been done. We can only control how much worse it gets. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position Withdrawal was justified on the topic Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan (2020–2021).


This item argues for the position Withdrawal was poorly executed on the topic Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan (2020–2021).