The most important note you ever wrote.
In writing, we have a calling of putting words on life, and given the events of Afghanistan, this old writing exercise is worth a visit.
The events in Afghanistan have affected me deeply.
Regardless of the political spin on the situation, we have let the Afghan people down by giving them hope for 20 years, and then turned our back on them.
That's a lot more than bad political judgement. That's betrayal.
Millions of people counted on the West to actually care about them, and not just be interested in its own agenda, but as it turned out, we don't really give a damn.
Had there been oil or minerals in the ground in Afghanistan, it would have been different, no doubt.
However, instead of being disillusioned, let's try to explore it and learn a few lessons from this tragedy.