The article might be correct. In San Francisco they would have been welcomed as liberators by a large part of the population.
Seriously though. Afghanistan is not Vietnam. Islamofascism is not Maoism. Mountains are not jungles and rice patties. The 1960’s and 1970’s are over. 60k troops are not 500k. Pakistan is not China nor is it the Soviet Union.
Perhaps though, Americans of today are not the Americans of yesterday.
The defeatism in the article is disgusting. It would appear the leftist media is prepping the mental battle space for an American withdrawal from and defeat in Afghanistan:
And what is troubling is that no one in the outgoing or incoming administration has been able to say what the additional troops are for, except as a kind of tourniquet to staunch the bleeding while someone comes up with a strategy that has a chance of working. The most uncomfortable question is whether any strategy will work at this point.