Afghanistan Withdrawal: 'The Reality Is We'll Be Leaving Americans Behind' 1

Afghanistan Withdrawal: ‘The Reality Is We’ll Be Leaving Americans Behind’

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas speaks with Aaron Gilchrist about the logistics and emotional toll of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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  1. Why did the wait until the last minute Americans interpreters and journalists. I would’ve left in May or earlier. This is insane to wait for the last minute to leave. When they saw Taliban advancing they should’ve left.

    1. Why did Trump not start evacuating the people, he had 11 month after the signature of the surrender to evacuate the Afghan helpers of the US Army. The racist in chief did not want more brown people in the USA, that is why he used Nazi Steve Miller to frustrate that whole process. It is all explained very well by the security advisor of Mike Pence; Olivia Troye.

      Note, that you confirmed the surrender! LOL
      “Trump recognized that it was inevitable for the Taliban to take over”, so he did give up and the bone spurs hero signed the surrender agreement.

    2. It isnt that easy, people have been trying to get out for years. Add on that the paperwork they need to show will get them killed. We had increased our evacuations at the end of 2020 and then in 2021 we stopped the extra efforts. There are 14k americans already listed/known who need out.. and more who couldnt get thru to get the papers. Remember, the Taliban is everywhere… we were supposed to have military there, we pulled military without notice, while people were trying to travel to airport. Anyone outside of the capital when we left probably wont make it now. Many are beyond Kabul. Brittain and France are rescuing their people… we should do the same. Sad day… there are soldiers still there… we sent them, we need to get them.

    1. Magnet, Why didn’t Trump tll them to leave when he announced the troop withdrawal? Why didn;t they leave then on their own?

    1. @hew195050 guilty conscience? He’s right. This is directly on you. You fought us for 4 years and this is your prize. Own it.

    2. Trade Biden administration and media morons for any hostages. MSNBC and CNN own this disaster even more than that buffoon in the Whitehouse

    3. @hew195050 that’s how it works nowadays. It’s the news and politicians got us all so divided that I don’t think this country will ever recover. Over this past year I realized Democrats, republican….it’s all corrupt self serving garbage in the government.

    4. Well, get on a plane, fly to Afghanistan, and go fight the Taliban then. I did 3 years in Afghanistan and I can tell you; me and most of the Americans, English, South Africans, Irish, and Polish I was over there with, are done with it. This was always going to happen, whether it was Trump or Biden or whoever in the White House.

  2. Hey Democratic voters you caused this but your heads are so far up where the sun don’t shine you will never admit it. DA’s.

    1. Just checking, but who was it that negotiated this deal, over a year ago? Hint: Donnie and his rump assed Sect’y of State.

    2. @Floyd Saunders All Biden had to do was follow the plan, he couldn’t even do that. Face it, he is pathetic and makes America pathetic. BTW, anti-Biden does not equal pro-Trump.

    3. It was either biden or 4 more years with a president who believed that he could inspire a radical mob, some of whom were literal nazis, to storm our capitol in order to hold onto more power. Trump was the clear and present danger. I will never apologize for voting him out of office.

      Biden was never my first choice but our electoral system meant he was the only feasible candidate. What i dont get is why the speed of the withdrawal? Why the disorganization? More than one thing had to have gone wrong for this to happen. This is bigger than Biden but ultimately buck stops with him

  3. When Afghanistan needed your help when they were being destroyed by Talibans, they didn’t care, but when Talibans seized Afghanistan they are celebrating from the inside. SMALL ACT CAN BE MULTIPLIED TO MILLIONS

  4. What an absolute disaster. Joe is leaving Americans behind. Joe is leaving Americans to the Taliban Terrorists. What an absolute bitter disappointment this president is.

    1. @Marie Smith
      1 CORINTHIANS 3:18 KJV – YAHOO – I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences

    2. @nirtlocj Biden not blame we all point fingers but reality is taliban going to act how they want regardless this could of happened to any president be honest

  5. The reality is this, Don’t go back there American troops or you will surely be trapped there when the money gets pulled.

    1. WAKE UP!!!
      1 CORINTHIANS 3:18 KJV – YAHOO – I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences

    1. WAKE UP!!!
      1 CORINTHIANS 3:18 KJV – YAHOO – I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences

  6. This chick acts like it’s Noah’s ark or something. I’m glad there are empty planes. That means not just everyone is getting in just to fill seats.

    Obviously there are enough planes. That’s not the problem, the problem is processing. I say stay strict .

    Also Biden is either complicit or incompetent

  7. Tony Blair called Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal “imbecilic.” The English are known for kind understatement.

  8. When US CITIZENS are hostages your “news” organization can reflect on how you doted for this administration

  9. It is impossible even for MSNBC to deny what an unmitigated and completely avoidable disaster has been created by the Biden presidency.

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