8/24/21By H. Randolph Holder
The humanitarian tragedy of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan will extend far past its initial fight for control. China and Russia are already making a deal with the Taliban. The abuse and execution of citizens and attacks on educated women have begun. The original deal cut by the Trump Administration called for a systematic withdrawal, region by region, not the complete and sudden evacutio0n by Biden against the advice of military advisors. After determinedly over-turning every single action of the previous Administration, we find it disingenuous for President Biden to now claim that he was simply sticking with a deal made by Trump.