Here’s the ‘Friends’-themed Afghanistan video we never knew we needed

No one told us life was gonna be this way

Editors note: This story first appeared in June 2020. 

When I woke up this morning, I thought maybe I'd dreamed up a video about Afghanistan set to the theme song of hit '90s sitcom”Friends.” 

But folks, I should have known I'm not that creative. 

The video from Twitter features main players like Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, the Taliban, ISIS-K, and Afghan civilians. You know — the main characters!

Just trust me when I say you need to see it for yourself.

Will this be shown in history classes years from now? Does Ghani consider himself more of a Rachel or a Monica? Will the U.S. and Afghanistan ever be on a break? I have questions!

But the video got at least one thing right: No one told us life was gonna be this way.

Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

is the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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