in other dispatches from a crumbling empire, the US is scrambling to get out of afghanistan far ahead of schedule because the taliban controls most of the country. the press is struggling to frame it in a positive light because they fucking lost, so instead it seems like its being brushed over. the date troops were supposed to leave changed from september 11 to august 31, and while “Washington is not saying how many troops remain in Afghanistan, a CENTCOM statement more than a week ago said the withdrawal was 90 percent complete.”
this is being reported on as “the end of the war” rather than “the loss of the war”
this despite the fact that the taliban controls 80%+ of the country
🤣🤣🤣 when its not comparable
You have to be defeated to lose a war.