A quote from US President Biden
"Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation-building. It was never supposed to be creating a unified, centralized democracy. Our only vital national interest in Afghanistan remains today what it has always been: preventing a terrorist attack on American homeland."
As an Australian, how does this make you feel? It seems our ADF put themselves in danger to protect the American Homeland only, never about unifying a war torn country just protecting the US homeland. Wonder how NATO feels as well. We were all conned
Hopefully, this will end our blind willingness to join every loony US military adventure in the name of "freedom" now and in the future.
Geeze I feel for vets and the Afghan people. What a clusterfuck.
Yes, and Australia has been following the US into one clusterfuck after another ever since the end of WW2. We have to wake up too. In 1970 as a 15 year old I marched in anti Vietnam war demonstrations in Adelaide (still have the badge I wore that day). I didn't know the word 'clusterfuck' back then, but I knew a faulty premised folly of a war run by the corrupt American Military Industrial Complex when I saw one. By 1975 we were all proved right, with America's 'negotiated withdrawal' from Vietnam. I don't care who is US President or their party anymore; Australia needs an independent foreign policy. Whitlam made something of an effort back in the 70s and the Yanks did their bit to knife him. And yes I also feel sorry for the vets. Lied to again by our US ass kissing pollies.