As Richard North says, it's time for a swift departure.
It does feel like our failure in Iraq all over again, complete with politicians pointlessly sacrificing young men.
Cameron stands up in the Commons and recites the names of the week's deaths, usually adding, "They will never be forgotten". The house murmurs agreement, for all the world like a Church amen.
But it's a lie. Of course they are forgotten. They are forgotten by the end of that PMQs. Who then can remember their names?
Of course if the politicians had known any history, they would not have thought we could succeed in Afghanistan.
Yes, success would have been desirable, but it didn't follow that it was possible.
But the political hypocrisy goes on. It's obvious we've lost. Every death from now will just be to save the politicians' faces.
And of course the war will continue to be a waste of money.