John Oliver mentioned Afghanistan was not doing nicely underneath US occupation – but issues received worse when American troops left and the Taliban took energy a yr in the past.
“Our exit overseas coverage was the equal of placing a cake within the oven, after which 40 minutes later taking out a stay rat dressed as Hitler,” he mentioned. “It is not only a fuck up. It is a mind-blowing fake-up that can take years to totally perceive.”
The Taliban have struggled to supply even primary providers to residents. an knowledgeable told PBS The Taliban had been designed to battle – not rule.
“A militant insurgent group may be very low on the record of individuals you need main the federal government,” he mentioned. “Hell’s Angels, Across the Manson Household and Ron DeSantis.”
Underneath the Taliban, Afghans discover it troublesome or inconceivable to get meals or well being care, and ladies as younger as 11 are banned from college.
The Taliban at one level claimed they wanted extra time to develop and approve a college uniform for the women earlier than permitting them to return to class.
“Which is clearly an entire fabrication,” Oliver mentioned. “Additionally, for a company involved with advantage and purity, taking months to consider a schoolgirl uniform you want is objectively the one smartest thing you are able to do.”
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