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10. Trump's deal several months ago messed things up a bit.
Tue Aug 17, 2021, 10:34 AM
Aug 2021

The people the US put in power as our puppet government had little choice but to negotiate with the Taliban before the US pulled all troops out or else they would suffer pretty dire consequences. I blame Trump and the GOP for this fiasco. They started this endless war to get the oil and likely the opium for profit decades ago with little to no thought of how it would affect the people in Afghanistan or the US. The deal was pretty much sealed by Trump and his cohorts when they started coddling the Taliban (Bush Jr did the same before 9/11 and look where that got us). I think the people in Afghanistan knew there were more of their citizens supporting the Taliban than not. Religion really messes with people and they tend to do things that aren't in their best interest when they are consumed by certain belief systems.

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