How is it anything less than criminal to pull our troops out of Afghanistan without first making a concerted effort to get our own citizens and their families home? Granted, it would be wrong to force them to leave, and I know that here in Florida there is always a handful of people who refuse to evacuate even with a Category 5 hurricane bearing down upon them. But 15,000 people left behind? That's the NBC News estimate; others vary, but still put the number in the thousands.
We've had 20 years to plan for this exit. We've been telling everyone—friend and enemy—for months that we were going to leave, and this absolute disaster is the best we can manage?
Lord have mercy.