All over but the shouting - 20 years

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Yep - Joe Biden ended the Afghanistan war.  Whooppeeeeeee...
From the London Daily Mail:

Jubilant Taliban hold mock FUNERALS for American, British and NATO forces as thousands take to streets to celebrate 'victory' after last US soldier left Afghanistan

    • Taliban 'victory' parades took place in Afghanistan today after the last US troops left the country overnight
    • Coffins draped in the UK, US, French and NATO flags were paraded through the streets by the Islamists
    • Thousands of people waving Taliban flags turned out to watch, after fireworks were let off in Kabul overnight
    • Meanwhile Taliban leaders paraded at Kabul airport alongside troops decked out head to toe in western gear
    • Hundreds of American and British citizens were left behind during the evacuation along with thousands of Afghans who had been promised sanctuary for helping western forces, who now fear for their lives

The Taliban held mock funerals for American troops and NATO allies on Tuesday as thousands turned out on the streets of major cities to celebrate the end of the 20-year US military intervention in Afghanistan.

Coffins draped with the US, UK and French flags as well as NATO's insignia were paraded through the streets of Khost by crowds waving the Taliban's flag, hours after the final US plane departed.

The taunting ceremony followed the deaths of 13 US troops in an ISIS-K suicide bombing on August 26 at the Kabul airport.

In Kandahar - a traditional Taliban stronghold - thousands also turned out waving white Taliban flags to celebrate what the group is referring to as its 'independence day', hours after the final American troops boarded an evacuation flight out of the country.

But meanwhile...

More than 123,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in a massive but chaotic airlift by the United States and its allies over the past two weeks, but tens of thousands who helped Western nations during the war were left behind.

A contingent of Americans, estimated by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as fewer than 200, and possibly closer to 100, wanted to leave but were unable to get on the last flights.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab put the number of UK nationals in Afghanistan in the low hundreds, following the evacuation of some 5,000.

Those left behind?  Take the numbers and multiply them by ten at least.  Colossal fuckup by the Biden administration. Presdient Trump's plan was simple but Joe fucked it up. Some horrific stories come out. The man being hung by a Blackhawk helicopter.  The military dogs left behind in crates.

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