Breaking: The Evacuation of Kabul
Here's a visual that can give you a sense of the horror: hundreds of people who have literally left their homes with the clothes on their backs
I don’t usually post more than three times a week, and I never post twice a day. You know that. I don’t want to clutter your inboxes. But extraordinary times and extraordinary crises call for breaking the rules. So we are still holding this space for the people of Afghanistan.
This is a picture taken from the interior of a US transport leaving Hamid Karzai International Airport. I got it from Facebook.
Children on that plane will be among our next generation of American poets, artists, politicians, small business people, and scholars. We just don’t know who they are yet.
Please share with your friends: history is happening in front of our eyes.
Merrill Goozner, “A temporary end to America's endless war.” GoozNews (August 16, 2021)
John Stoehr, “The withdrawal from Afghanistan is complex and messy. It’s making partisans say silly things.” (August 16, 2021)
Susannah George, “Afghanistan’s military collapse: Illicit deals and mass desertions.” Washington Post, August 15, 2021)