It's a deeply painful wound to the Afghan people and every veteran that served there.
To Paul and all who deployed to Afghanistan, my clinical and over opinionated ass has little to offer besides a pair of ears who genuinely wish to know how to ease the pain/difficulty in making sense of the senseless.
Sometimes, it was what it was, is the ultimate answer, even if it tastes like the darkest of biel known to man. Regardless, take comfort knowing that most Americans (who are also normal people) appreciate that y’all served and know you did the best with the resources/knowhow provided.
The endpoint is not reflective of the individual but of the collective effort and the buck stops with the highest leader.