So it all comes down to the fact that more Americans became endangered by the chosen process. I don't see it as being avoidable in any way though, no matter how the evacuation was handled. The Afghan military was never going to last long enough to get the training wheels off, so even if they loaded the last 500 American service members on 10 planes simultaneously, the airport was going to get overrun before those planes ever left the ground.No.
And I don't see a major problem with that, because it's just natural human behavior to value your "own" more highly than others. I'm not saying it's right. I'm just saying that's the nature of human beings. Humans are not perfect and never will be this side of life.
It's been a crappy situation 20 years in the making, and there may have been better ways of handling it. There was zero chance of any exit happening that didn't have basically the same outcome.