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Biden’s cowardly move will send Afghanistan back to the Stone Age


Biden’s cowardly move will send Afghanistan back to the Stone Age

His protestations are fair enough, but he will always be remembered as the president who betrayed Afghans

Executive editor: opinions and analysis

It’s been an electrifying two weeks for those of us who get our adrenaline rush out of the news cycle. A US-trained army in Afghanistan, equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and a modern air force, was rounded up and soundly beaten by bearded jihadists in open-toe shoes, Kalashnikovs on their backs.

The Afghan army meltdown was faster than that of hapless South African Olympians at empty sports arenas in Tokyo. Who else watched our women’s handball team conceding something like 20 goals in the first half of a match? The Olympics were two weeks of pure torture; on every channel you switched to a South African was getting a hiding or being left behind ... rugby, football, hockey, athletics. Man, we were eating dust even in recreational events. Our 46-year-old skateboarder was kicked in the teeth by 12-year-olds from Japan and Brazil.

But I digress...

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