The ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ War In Afghanistan [Fresh Air] Government documents obtained by the Washington Post show that officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan for 18 years — from the beginning — extending through both the Bush and Obama administrations. Americans pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of corrupt Iraqi officials, pursued a war with no idea what victory would look like, and wasted thousands of American and tens of thousands of Afghanistani lives.

After spending literally a trillion dollars, the Taliban is stronger than it was when we started.