Our abandonment of Afghanistan and its people has proved there is no worse ally than the United States.
After 9/11, we invaded Afghanistan, but not alone. Our NATO allies came to our defense and gave their blood and tears to protect us from another terrorist attack.
And how does the leader of the free world thank them for their sacrifice?
We left our NATO allies in the dark, scrambling to get their people evacuated after our unilateral decision to leave. President Biden allegedly left Prime Minister Boris Johnson on hold for 36 hours during this crisis, and Biden’s failures in Afghanistan were so egregious that the British Parliament held the U.S. president in contempt.
Armin Laschet, possibly the next chancellor of Germany, said that Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan was “the greatest debacle that NATO has experienced since its foundation.” French President Emmanuel Macron told Biden that America must remember the “collective moral responsibility” we have for the people of Afghanistan. The White House allegedly decided to scrub Macron’s comment from its official transcript.
But nothing we have done is more wretched than our betrayal of the Afghan people. For twenty years, we gave them hope and protection. Girls were in schools, women could show their hair, and believers could worship freely. But we got bored. We got tired of protecting the Afghans from tyranny. We treated protecting their freedom as a bothersome task to be thrown away whenever we felt like it.
We crippled their military and then blamed them for the Taliban taking over. We left the Taliban supplies and weapons that will allow them to solidify their rule. We gave Kabul to the Taliban. We conducted a disorganized pullout during which many were abused by the Taliban, hundreds were murdered, and thousands of those who helped us were left behind to die. We somehow failed to prevent the Taliban from getting access to the biometrics that will reveal to them many of our Afghan allies and were foolish enough to give the Tablian a list of Americans and Afghan allies.
The Afghans were so desperate to escape the Taliban that they desperately held onto the wheels of our planes, falling to their deaths, rather than stay and await the slaughter that awaits their nation.
We left those who helped us to watch their families get massacred. We left Christians to be beheaded for their faith. We left little girls to be taken out of school so a savage can rape and beat them whenever he feels like it. Every murder, rape, and other evil act that the Taliban carry out will be done because the United States abandoned its ally. America ignored its responsibilities as the leader of the free world.
Truly, there is no worse ally than us.
Yes, China and Russia are evil while we are not. But a nation that allies with them know that they’re making a deal with the Devil, and many of the nations that do are demons themselves.
We presented ourselves as an angel. We promised Afghanistan liberty, only to rip it away as soon as they had a taste. What’s crueler than that?
America being the world’s worst ally has terrible consequences. Those already under tyranny have little reason to hope. Those fending off tyranny whether they be in Taiwan, Ukraine, or elsewhere, have every reason to be afraid. And even Americans themselves have reason to fear. Our nation currently mourns the death of 13 U.S. service members who were murdered in Afghanistan, and it is only a matter of time before terrorists strike our homeland again.
When we inevitably have to go back into the world to fight the threat that comes to our doorstep, what fool would help us? We are not an ally to be trusted. We would have to pray they hold to some higher principles that would compel them to help a nation that might stab them in the back when they become an inconvenience.
With that said, this has been a terrible few weeks, and rather than end on such a depressing note, I would instead observe that it is also true that there is no better ally than the United States.
Millions of people around the world are free because of us. There is no other nation in the world that would have chosen to be liberators rather than conquerors.
A great nation hasn’t the option of averageness. The United States can be only the greatest ally or the worst ally. Today, we are the worst, but we can and must change that. If we remain as we are, billions will be condemned to tyranny and that tyranny will come to America. And that is something we cannot allow, whatever the costs may be.
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