Opinion – Shame in Walking Away from Afghanistan

10 Jul 2021

THERE are multiple historic examples why the nation known variously as Afghanistan has been termed “the graveyard of empires”.

Now, after 20 years of continuous involvement in the latest failed international intervention in Afghan affairs, Australia has also become complicit in walking away from those Afghans who saw a chance for a better life, and gave our troops their unwavering loyalty and support. We should be collectively ashamed.