MINOT, N.D. — With news that North Dakota will be accepting 49 refugees from Afghanistan, I suspect we’re going to see a lot of vocal proponents of our war there, people who have castigated President Joe Biden for his abysmal handling of our catastrophic retreat, complaining about our state taking them in.

Let’s ignore these people.

Our country, and our state, should be throwing open its arms for Afghan refugees.

Not just because part of our mission when we invaded their country was helping them.

Not just because we failed in that mission and fled from the violent zealots who have now taken power, leaving them to brutalize the thousands and thousands of Afghans who bought into our mission.

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