As he leaves Afghanistan, Robert Fisk assesses the situation. It's not good.
This is not the democratic, peaceful, resurgent, "gender-sensitive" Afghanistan that the world promised to create after the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.
"Nobody I know wants to see the Taliban back in power," a Kabul business executive says – anonymity is now as much demanded as it was before 2001 – "but people hate the government and the parliament which doesn't care about their security. The government is useless."
Afghanistan is just a battlefield of ideology, opium and political corruption.