In other news, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court voted to overturn the conviction of serial rapist Bill Cosby based on a technicality involving the previous state prosecutor. This is truly sickening.
Meanwhile, President Biden is signing an executive order to raise the wages and offer bonuses to federal firefighters ahead of the upcoming burn season.
Finally, almost all European troops have now left Afghanistan almost 20 years after we asked them to follow us.
Germany and Italy declared their missions in Afghanistan over on Wednesday and Poland’s last troops returned home, bringing their deployments to a low-key end nearly 20 years after the first Western soldiers were deployed there.
Announcements from several countries analyzed by The Associated Press show that a majority of European troops has now left with little ceremony — a stark contrast to the dramatic and public show of force and unity when NATO allies lined up to back the U.S. invasion to rid the country of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
It's never not surreal when I think about it and realize I was 17 years old when this all started.
I have multiple friends who served in Afghanistan and they all have deep emotional and physical scars from it. The ones who don't feel broken every single day are the lucky ones.