Kabul Falls...to Multiple Metaphors

Members of Congress add Dunkirk to the Kabul-Saigon metaphor. Or is it Phnom Penh, as some fear? The mostly useless comparisons are adding up.



With thousands of Afghans fleeing the Taliban and the U.S. embassy under evacuation orders, ghosts of disasters past have reared their ugly heads.

Is it Saigon all over again, with its iconic, desperate helicopter rescues as North Vietnamese troops overran the city? Or is it Cambodia, where the U.S. ambassador fled with some 200 other Americans j…

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