Friday, August 27, 2021

The Last Plane Out

 Leaving with a whimper and a bang.

This was the screaming exclamation mark on our failure. Our two decade fiasco coming to a terrifying, humiliating, virtually unimaginable denouement. Over the past days, the sights at the Kabul airport serving as storyteller, the images staining the screen blood red.

In the Gettysburg address, President Lincoln said "history will little note nor long remember what we say here, but can never forget what they did here." 

And so it shall be that these days will live in infamy in the retelling, as we depart on the last plane out.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

I don’t know about the last plane out but we all know about the first plane out. The first plane out was Hamas Kharzi, the Afghan president who turned tail and abandoned his people taking tens of millions in bribes he collected and his harem. In such case how can we as Americans ever win?