The Taliban has not taken
over Kabul, that is, all of Afghanistan. Twenty years of lives, money and
destruction for what? The mainstream media’s analysis of why the Taliban has
advanced so rapidly center on decisions taken by the Afghan government in military
policy. No discussion of the broader issue of the utter failure of U.S. interventionism
throughout the world. How deficient and superficial, if not pathetic, is U.S.
journalism when it comes to foreign policy.