The Afghanistan Fiasco, Explained

Ilya Somin, Parwiz Mosamim,

Release Date
November 4, 2021


Government Human Rights Political Science

Now that the war is over and American troops have withdrawn, how should U.S. policy treat refugees from Afghanistan? After all, the U.S. spent 20 years there and it ended in perhaps the least organized, most disastrous pullout in the history of human combat — but what, if anything, can still be salvaged?

In this video, we lay out a clear argument in favor of an open-borders policy from both an economic and a moral perspective.

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, weighed in about the implications of each, and about comparisons between the War in Afghanistan and the Vietnam War. We also spoke to Afghan Journalist and PhD student Parwiz Mosamim about the human toll of war.

Learn Liberty has made its viewpoint clear; now we want to hear yours. Comment below: What do you think U.S. policy should be toward Afghan refugees? Are the comparisons between the wars in — and the refugees from — Afghanistan and Vietnam fair?