There is significant outrage these days about the situation that’s unfolded in Afghanistan in recent weeks, about the way American forces were withdrawn and the fact that there are still Americans who are stranded there. But if the U.S. news cycle works as it usually does, you will hear less and less about it in the coming days. We Americans in general have an extremely short attention span, and media outlets recognize that. They’re always looking for the next big story to cover 24 hours a day. To many of them, the situation at the U.S. Mexican border and the inflation we’re all dealing with for example, just constitute old news. There will no doubt be an effort by the Biden administration to divert our attention to something else as quickly as possible too. We should never forget the sacrifices made by 800 thousand U.S. service members in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, especially those who gave their lives serving us there, even when efforts are made to focus our attention on something else. That’s the way I see it.