I knew it. I knew the US would use Australia as a scapegoat so they could pull out safely. I can picture it in my head:
"Hey, Australia, you're going to take a leadership role in parts of Afghanistan so we can pull out - you can manage it all"
"What, ah, screw it. Have it your way, as always."
What strikes me the most is, the US has 90,000 troops over there, yet Australia gets given the leadership role in the pull out phase. We only have
around 1550 soldiers over there. Somehow, we are expected to maintain a direct leadership role in numerous provinces while the US pulls out - absurd.
We could at least have conducted a shared leadership role with Britain or France...
Furthermore, it is well known that the Taliban may conduct extreme terrorist attacks while the coalition is pulling out, yet we are left to hold the #
This is not the first time Australia has been screwed over!
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