From: PJ Shaughnessy, former Navy corpsman
If you want to blame someone at least blame the right people — the Afghan government, the army, the police force — for not standing up for their own country. Blame the Taliban for opening the prisons and freeing the criminals and ISIS K prisoners. Blame the bomber who killed himself and all the Afghans and the Marines and Navy corpsman. At least this president finally decided enough is enough and that he will not waste more lives and money on a useless conflict. We didn’t learn our lesson in Vietnam. What was the saying? Those that don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it! I served in Vietnam as a Navy corpsman. As in all conflicts there are good and bad, dedicated and those that don’t care. It was time to end it. The president did the right thing!