We may smirk as US is left with another bloody nose but we should cry for the women of Afghanistan

22 August 2021 - 00:00 By and barney mthombothi

The hubris that got the US charging into Afghanistan exactly two decades ago to avenge the 9/11 attacks, sending the then Taliban government scampering into the mountains and exile, this week lay in tatters for all to see in the streets of Kabul - with the vanquished enemy riding triumphantly back into power almost without hindrance.

Things have truly come full circle for the US. The bully, if you like, got a bloody nose. The US has been humiliated, and its enemies are loving it...

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