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Opinion: America’s Afghanistan exit was a disgraceful betrayal
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Smoke rises from a deadly explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Two suicide bombers and gunmen have targeted crowds massing near the Kabul airport, in the waning days of a massive airlift that has drawn thousands of people seeking to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Remember the old phrase “the ugly American?” Well, it looks like we are again deserving of that label. Trump may have been bad, but this is just too sad, disgusting and disgraceful. How is it possible that the world’s greatest military power is defeated and surrendered to a small tribal terrorist group?

I’m so very sorry for the thousands we betrayed and deserted. Who’s going to trust us now?

We’re making “China Great Again.” 


Darrell Newton

Gainesville