The Taliban has defeated the United States in much the same way we were defeated by Hanoi Jane and the Viet Cong.
I thought we had learned this lesson forty years ago. You don't spill the sacred blood of your soldiers unless you mean to thoroughly defeat and destroy the enemy. We are not imperialists. We are adventurists. I think that is actually worse. At least we might get something out of imperialism. As it is, the only people who profit from the spilled blood of the hillbillies, rednecks, and street kids who get thrown into the grinder are the fascist ghouls from Goldman-Sachs, the financiers, and the defense contractors. Those who control the government and the media used the crisis to
further destroy our liberty, to bleed the American middle class through
government debt and currency debasement.
After September 11, 2001, militant Islam should have been driven back under its filthy little rock for another thousand years. That's what I thought we were going to do. Instead, we created ISIS in Iraq and made Afghanistan safe for the Taliban, did nothing in Iran except allow them to further develop nuclear weapons, and turned Libya into another breeding ground for goat-loving, cousin-marrying fanatics.