Trump appears to be serious about leaving Afghanistan
President Trump appears to be on the verge of actually doing something good with his presidency, and ending the endless quagmire that is our occupation of Afghanistan.
This will likely happen eventhough we know that a civil war will break out when we leave.
The most interesting aspect of Trump's planned withdrawal is how few people oppose it. Even the warhawks aren't speaking out against the peace plan too loudly.
It's not like the madness of our occupation of Afghanistan was suddenly exposed for what it is.
It's not like it suddenly became obvious that we could never win.
It's not like doing something in the best interests of the American people suddenly came into fashion in Washington.
Maybe at some level, there was a realization that all the money that could be stolen in Afghanistan had already been stolen.
For example, this is the WSJ.
And this is CATO.
It's weird to see the right-wing supporting the end of a war, while seeing tepid support for the war from mainstream liberals (with some opposition from a few notable Dems).
The right-wing doesn't oppose killing lots and lots of foreigners. They just don't want to spend money on the effort.