There needs to be a thread on the Afghanistan withdrawal. People who support withdrawal but don't like how it's done have no better option, and it's this attitude that leads to forever war. They expect competence when the entire lesson of the war is the US is not competent! 1/n

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Finally, read this great thread where @RichardHanania documents how military and intelligence leadership manipulated Presidents to not only stay in Afghanistan but escalate. The biggest and worse lie of the Trump era is that the US has no Deep State: