Regarding “Dialogue urged for Afghanistan,” Aug. 20, Page 15:

Many of us were just kids when 9/11 happened and President George W. Bush declared war against Afghanistan. Over time, President Bush became a critic of how the war of Afghanistan was being handled by his successors.

The U.S. Armed Forces pulling out of Afghanistan in the way it happened proves that trying to stabilize Afghanistan since 2001 was all for nothing. President Biden may have made the right decision, but it’s still a shocking sight to see.

Eric Brown

North Portland