So, the number of foreign powers who have achieved military success in Afghanistan remains zero. The last American forces left Bagram hours ago. Thus ends the longest war in American history. Bin Laden is still dead. That’s good. But now the vacuum that will be created by our exit puts at least 18,000 Afghan interpreters and others who have helped us at grave risk, along with their families. We are not relieved of our sacred obligation to protect them from the murderous Taliban. Sometimes we’re not very good at thinking these things through.
Have you been watching the COVID numbers for the last week or so? They’re rising again, particularly in locales with low vaccination rates. Remember what I just said about us not always being good at thinking things through? We just refuse to learn. So we are refusing to win. Almost all American COVID deaths over the past six months have been unvaccinated patients.
Sure, you can tell me the indictments against Weisselberg and the Trump organization are politically motivated. And they no doubt are in part. That doesn’t mean they are false. And there are “smoking spreadsheets.” This does not appear to be the result of random sloppiness. TBC.
In a political landscape increasingly populated by pukey pukes, the pukiest puke of all the pukey pukes is now clearly the eminently pukey Kevin McCarthy. Zero respect, either as a “public servant” or a man. Disgusting.
Happy Fourth to our beloved country. It would be happier if we would stop accusing each other of hating America. Sometimes tough love is the only real love.
Now, I’m gonna do what all real Americans do on the Fourth of July weekend. I’m gonna put on some vintage Sergio Mendes and samba my way to the ice chest.