The Stones Are About To Weep
In 2021 the USA made a hasty exit from Afghanistan.
Two Administrations, one Republican, one Democratic, supported unconditional American withdrawal.
Future history books may debate the merits (or lack of same) of various actions taken pursuant to that withdrawal.
It is not the purpose of this piece to initiate that debate.
One fact may be worth noting, however: the Soviets (read Russians) departed after trying to subjugate the country after a decade, from 1979–1989.