Hey Republicans - what about the Afghans you left behind?


Eagle, CO

Last updated on Aug 29, 2023

Posted on Aug 18, 2023

Today's Republicans love to remind everyone how American they are. Which of course implies that anyone who doesn't think their way isn't American. But I digress.

They're so proud of their flag lapels. Hell most of 'em wouldn't know America if it was staring them in the face. Speaking of, I'm reminded of this John Prine song -

This is a great piece on The Bulwark substack (which I'm really digging). Many thanks C.J. - and John for bringing The Bulwark back to top of mind.

I Remember the Afghans We Left Behind
Two years after the fall of Kabul, memory still isn’t enough, but it’s all I have left to give.

Afghans saved American lives. They helped keep our brave soldiers safe. But Republicans - plus some Democrats - turned their backs on them. All you hear from Republicans is President Biden should have stayed in Afghanistan. Not a word about the interpreters. Never mind the fact that former President Trump made the deal to evacuate the country.

It's immoral and wrong to leave the interpreters behind. Americans and politicians on both sides should be working to bring them to America.

tty next time,

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