Biden blames the Afghan
government for the corruption and for the total crumbling of resistance to the
Taliban. Blame well deserved. But what about blaming Bush, Obama, Trump and
himself for supporting such an unpopular regime over 20 years with billions of
dollars and the lives of US troops (not to mention those of the Afghan people).
If there was corruption, whose money was getting robbed and squandered? And was
it just a corrupt Afghan elite that benefited? What about US military
contractors. Not surprisingly. the corporate media divert attention from the
real issues by conjuring up panic regarding the impending reign of terror
allegedly imposed by the Taliban. The corporate media deserves a big chunk of
the blame for this two-decade debacle, just as it did for the ill-advised
invasion of Iraq.