Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani is vowing to return to Afghanistan.
Ghani was elected president in 2014. He quietly began to fill his cabinet with Taliban figures, to include the Butcher of Kabul, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who vowed to stop fighting and to work with the new government. He said to Ghani, "Let's end the war, live together as brothers, and then ask foreigners to leave our country."
For his part, Ghani said that to unify his country, the Taliban had to be included in the new government.
Now the Taliban is in the presidential palace and Ghani has fled the country.
Interestingly, Ghani's brother has pledged to support the Taliban government.
I say this: If Ashraf Ghani returns to Afghanistan and is not killed immediately by the Taliban, the one thing that we can know for sure is that he was part of it from the beginning.
Who's to blame for this debacle? The bipartisan finger pointing has begun. Here are the facts.
There's enough blame to go around, but I think we would be wise to stop fighting with each other and pay close attention. Before it is all said and done, I believe that the finger will be pointing at the shadowy Afghan government as well.
I have a feeling that we've been scammed.