After Kabul, Johnson shames Britain. Biden is no better than Trump. The west rots.

IF you break it, you buy it – right? That’s the rule, whether you’re an average punter or a president or prime minister.

If so, then we – the west – need to own the horror that’s Afghanistan. Instead, we’ve failed abjectly, from Washington to London and Paris, in our duty to Afghanis now at the mercy of the medieval Taliban.

Afghanistan has been an acid bath for the west – it’s dipped our democratic governments into a corrosive and stripped them to the bone. What’s left isn’t pretty. The west is rotting.


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