Media decries Biden’s statement on Af as one of the most shameful in history

 the Afghan military’s last resistance collapsed.

Taliban fighters captured Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country 

“Our goal all along has been to offer constructive advice to avoid this outcome

we did the same for Biden

he President’s advisers offered an alternative

as always too assured of his own foreign-policy acumen

One more year, or five more years

 US military presence would not have made a difference

But the Afghans were willing to fight and take casualties