I served twice as a US Marine Corps in Afghanistan.This is the truth of the two sentences


What we are seeing in Afghanistan now should not shock you. That only seems to be the case, as our institutions are infiltrated with systematic dishonesty. It doesn’t require a treatise to explain what you are looking at. Only 2 sentences.

One: 20 years, Politicians, elites and DC military leaders lied To us about Afghanistan.

2: What happened last week was inevitable, and someone who says it differently is still lying to you.

I know because I was there. Twice. About special operations task force. I learned Pashto as a captain of the US Marine Corps and spoke with everyone who could do it, the everyday people, the elite, the allies, and of course the Taliban.

The truth is that the Afghan National Security Forces were Afghan’s employment program, supported by the US taxpayer’s dollar. What they can do when they can.

You probably didn’t know that. That is the point.

And it wasn’t just Afghanistan. They also lied about Iraq.

I led a team of Marines training Iraqi security forces to protect their country. When I arrived, I received a “signal” chart of their expected abilities in dozens of missions and responsibilities. Green meant they were good. Yellow needed improvement. Red said they couldn’t do it at all.

I was happy to see how far they were on paper until I actually started working with them. I tried to adjust the chart to reflect reality, but it shut down immediately. The rating could not be lowered. It was a contract. It was a kind of lie that continued the war.

So when asked if I made the right call to get out of Afghanistan in 2021, I honestly answer. Absolutely not. The correct call came out in 2002. 2003. We didn’t come out each year, another year that the Taliban used to refine their skills and tactics against us. This is the best combat power in the world. Twenty years later, $ 2 trillion, nearly 2,500 Americans were killed, but 2021 was too late to make the right calls.

You will think they will accept the truth when it all collapses around them. Think again.

War-hungry hawk suggests Our soldiers did no harm. Well, when I was there, two incredible Marines in my unit were killed.

Also blames elitist hacking American for what happened this week. The same Americans they spent years lying about Afghanistan. are you kidding me?

We are worth better. Instead of politicians spending $ 6.4 trillion on “building a country” in the Middle East, we should start building a country here.

I can’t believe it would be a controversial proposal, but already in Washington, the idea that some of the same architects of these Middle Eastern disasters would invest a portion of that amount to build their own country. I see you disagree.

Lies about Afghanistan are important not only because of the money spent and lost lives, but also because they represent systematic dishonesty that is devastating our country.

Remember they told us the economy was back? Another lie.

Our state of Missouri was home to the worst economic recovery from the Great Recession in this part of the country. You can see the shops and vacant lots you boarded, one of which was my family’s house. When the elites of our country preached how they solved the financial crisis and the housing market was booming, I saw a house that joined the Marine Corps not on the market for two years. I did. My dad finally got $ 43,000 for it. He was borrowing $ 78,000.

The only solution is to level with Americans. start. In two sentences of truth about what we are seeing in Afghanistan now:

20 years Politicians, elites and DC military leaders lied To us about Afghanistan.

What happened last week was inevitable, and someone who says it differently is still lying to you.

Originally from Cole County, Lucas Kunse is a Marine Corps veteran and advocate of antitrust law. He is a Democratic candidate for the US Senate.