We were going to put together a piece on just this, but Tucker Carlson summed it up so well, he made every point that needed to be made. Mainly, who is going to assume responsibility for the disaster that took place in Afghanistan?
“The captain goes down with the ship” is a maritime tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for both their ship and everyone embarked on it, and in an emergency will either save those on board or die trying. Although often connected to the sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912 and its captain, Edward J. Smith, the tradition precedes Titanic by at least 11 years. In most instances, the captain forgoes their own rapid departure of a ship in distress, and concentrates instead on saving other people. It often results in either the death or belated rescue of the captain as the last person on board.
Now do Afghanistan.