I find this whole disaster so painful. On a really gut level; it makes me feel ill. I know intellectually that the US has abandoned allies before, but this is so inexplicable (from the perspective of American interests), and so stupid and cavalier. I had a similar sick-feeling when Cheney et al took us to war with Iraq, because I knew it was a sham, but we were at least going to war with an army. This time, it just feels straight-up like a Crime Against Humanity. Just a sacrifice of lives for nothing. I can't see any reason for it strategically, militarily, or for the greater good.

Even with all our warts, I never really believed the US would become an "Axis"-style nation, but what other way is there to look at this?