Biden Marks Historic Departure From Afghanistan With Call For ‘Grateful Prayer’

Rachel Maddow reads some of President Joe Biden's remarks on the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, including a call for grateful prayer for U.S. troops and diplomats, volunteers and veterans, and those who will help Afghan refugees around the world. 
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  1. Republicans are the type of people that will totally trash a hotel room, and then criticize housekeeping for cleaning it up.

    Thank you President Biden, for doing the right thing, and cleaning up the 20 year debacle that is Afghanistan.
    It wasn’t pretty or easy, but doing the right thing is often times not easy. It’s the reason why doing the wrong thing comes easier for some.

    Doing the right thing, and the decent thing, is viewed as a weakness in the eyes of Republicans and MAGAs.

    1. @j rich i watch overseas news stations. But I’d be shocked of you haven’t seen anything on it from the msm. Pretty there was some

    2. @j rich no, multiple news sources from multiple countries are all writing stories. UK, Australia, Germany, France and the list goes on. What i meant by unnecessary deaths – the Isis K attack on the airport. They would have been avoided but Joe had no plan. Time to invoke the 25th Amendment.

    3. @Daniel Dos Santos NO sorry – I am in Australia, the age and otheres have nothing, where are you getting this misinformation from, and before you to reply (see how owns the paper – if its right wige, its fake) so dont reply and grow up.

    4. @j rich hahahaha thats the funniest thing I’ve heard. You are in Australia defending a US president. You should probably stick to Australian politics because you clearly dont know much about the US.

    5. @Sarah F. 4.2 an orderly withdrawal would have been the correct method.
      Far as negotiating with terrorists? Most of the problems in Afghanistan started decades ago with the U.S. and Saudis funding these groups via Pakistan. We not only negotiate with them we’ll happily fund them if it’s in u.s. interest to topple a regime, destabilize a region, or in the early days fight the soviets in a proxy war. We just call them freedom fighters when we are happy with them and terrorists when we aren’t. Just as we’ll prop up a dictator if it’s in U.S. interest. We’ve protected saudi arabia since the 70s. Like we accepted saddam until he invaded Kuwait, and even after actually it helped using him as a pawn against iran. Don’t be naive. Intelligence sources and those on the ground new the taliban was going to take it back. There were reports of the U.S. propped up government there being corrupt. Much of Afghanis wanted the taliban back. The taliban was and is the only real power in Afghanistan to negotiate with.

    1. It won’t be Trump or DeSantis.
      They both like killing off their base.
      And the relatives of the dead who died from covid won’t forget it.

    2. @Queen Aykvia not according to the bible. He answered the Israelite prayers and they were genocidal racists

    3. @Aaron McKenzie Powell I think she’d be amazing, but I don’t know if she has the experience. I think someone like Katie Porter might be better, maybe make AOC her VP?

    4. @Adam Taylor well I hope she’ll have the experience in short time in a couple of years but, yeah, I guess so.

    1. @Sol y Mar  but you said Trump needs to go to prison for genocide because of covid 19. Something about him killing 400,000 people? Now that Biden is in charge and thousands are dying shouldn’t he be locked up too?

    2. @Sol y Mar, the Delta variant originated in India, which is on the other side of the planet from Republicans….

    3. @Adam Taylor Thank you 👍. These people are participating in children suffering. They’re willing to sacrifice them for their own ego.

    4. @Adam Taylor Like what? Slavery? KKK? Nope that was the democrats, bud. And why is the left always screaming and crying masks yet the leftist politicians never wear them and get caught in public or have a birthday party with 1k+ people like Obama? Vaccines don’t stop transmission of a virus, they reduce symptoms. The vaccinated are the ones spreading it because they don’t know when to stay home because they aren’t aware they have the virus.

  2. 13 American troops dead, hundreds if not thousands of Americans abandoned by our government.

    Taliban in control of $85 billion worth of our equipment.

    This is a crisis, Americans are trapped and are at the mercy of the Taliban.

    Trump negotiated this pullout from Afghanistan but had a plan to safely pull our troops and allies out, saying this administration fumbled this is definitely an understatement.

    1. Yeah but they run the Kabul International Airport now and the Taliban are really good pilots… oh wait…

    2. @Shiek Yo Booty You have absolutely no policy to back this. You can name call all you’d like, how about you step up and prove yourself?

  3. The parents of these fallen soldiers are all on fox news. I believe that tells you what they think of your so called potato hero.

  4. “Come on, man. Look, here’s the deal. In my basement, a unicorn parked
    its wheels under the bed. The only problem was that a refrigerator
    magnet delivered my mail on the clothesline but then vanished into the
    clouds. I am not kidding. Joe Biden 08/31/2021

  5. These are soldiers who died fighting unknown enemies. Every war is bad. But who did the USA actually fight on the ground? Afghan soldiers or a group of terrorist fighters? The victory is that there’s no safe haven for terrorists.

    1. @Miss PM it’s either negotiate with those you are fighting or continue the fight, sounds like you wanted to continue….

    2. @bdplmr9559 its pathetic that you feel the age of my account has anything to do with the point I made…. sad….

    3. @Democrats are Racist Yeah. The Enemy liked it- Trump rolled over for them as if they were Putin…….TRAITOR

    4. @Miss PM Trumps a TRAITOR……I’m sure Russia had some say on that “deal” for the Taliban…….Strange how the Afghan Government was no where in the “deal” process ……….

  6. So is anyone going to hold Eric Prince responsible for this given that he was caught on tv and had it broadcast 2 days before the attack giving his opinion on just how the Taliban could cripple the airport in Kabul?


    1. I thought same thing omg nothing like letting the Taliban know everything,that’s what most media are about

    2. He and his family own half the politicians in the country. They are all criminals who will sell themselves and their country for money. They should be stood in front of a concrete wall and given a last cigarette.

  7. Biden showed the world how to make a mess of something so simple. The name biden..has become a synonym for man made disaster

    1. @Oppressed Speaker Please explain how evacuating over 120,000 people in less than 3 weeks and one day ahead of a deadline a mess? One of the greatest airlift evacuation in history. Why are you upset it went so well. He ended a war band removed Americans and allies from a hostile country. You should be celebrating, but your hatred for Biden,the left and or your love for your deity chump, want let you.

    2. Why don’t democrats take responsibility for their own actions? Why are you trying to make excuses for such a blatant failure? Do you fail this much in life also?

  8. I wonder if the news realizes that Biden didnt respect these fallen soldiers. Via Goldstar families. He was in a hurry to get to the nearest ice cream shop before it closes

    1. @segun ojo I think it’s crazy how people like you are so obsessed with Trump that you have to bring them up in every argument. Biden doesn’t care and there’s plenty of proof that we left billions of military equipment many US allies and citizens still stuck in Afghanistan. Including service dogs.

    2. @Isaac inkout along with the Americans left behind:
      2,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAP’s
      -75,989 Total Vehicles: FMTV, M35, Ford Rangers, Ford F350, Ford Vans, Toyota Pickups, Armored Security Vehicles, etc.
      -45 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters
      -50 MD530G Scout Attack Choppers
      -ScanEagle Military Drones
      -30 Military Version Cessna planes,
      -4 C-130’s
      -29 Brazilian made A-29 Super Tocano Ground Attack Aircraft 
      208+ Aircraft Total

      -At least 600,000+ Small arms M16, M249 SAWs, M24 50 Caliber Sniper Systems,

      1,394 M203 Grenade Launchers,

      M134 Mini Gun,

      20mm Gatling Guns and Ammunition
      -61,000 M203 Rounds
      -20,040 Grenades
      -Mortars +1,000’s of Rounds
      -162,000 pieces of Encrypted Military Communications Gear
      -16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
      -Newest Technology Night Vision Scopes
      -Thermal Scopes and Thermal Mono Googles
      -10,000 2.75 inch Air to Ground Rockets
      -Recconaissance Equipment (ISR)
      -Laser Aiming Units
      -Explosives Ordnance C-4, Semtex, Detonators, Shaped Charges, Thermite, Incendiaries, AP/API/APIT
      -2,520 Bombs
      -Administration Encrypted Cell Phones and Laptops all operational
      -Pallets with Millions of Dollars in US Currency
      -Millions of Rounds of Ammunition including, but not limited to 20,150,600 rounds of 7.62mm, 9,000,000 rounds of 50.caliber
      -Large Stockpile of Plate Carriers and Body Armor
      -US Military HIIDE, for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment Biometrics
      -Lots of Heavy Equipment Including Bull Dozers, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Excavators


    4. @segun ojo again your obsession with Trump is not what I’m talking about I don’t care about Trump. Whatever you say about him I can equally say about Biden. Your narcissistic BS is really contradicting


  9. Historic is one word for it.
    The Bay of Pigs was historic, so was the fall of Saigon or the Suez Crisis.


  10. After Biden has proven his willingness to lie to his own people, to leave behind hundreds of Americans (which is also something he said he would never do). He also betrayed each and everyone of our Allies. His behavior is beyond reproach and beneath our nation’s contempt. Little wonder over 90 Retired Admirals and Generals have publicly called upon Austin and Milley to immediately resign, as they should.

    1. Well , why spend trillions and trillions of dollars in a war you can not win and plant democratic ideals , why stay ??!!! When Afghanistans , it’s own people are not willing and heroic enough to defend their country ? We taught them how to fish but the Afghans never learned to fish … why does our military men and women waste their lives and their families well being , and our tax dollars go to waste ?!!! We’ve been there 20 years !!! Thank you to Mr. President Biden for his steadfast formidable character that trump never had a grain of such character !!!

    2. They were warned to leave months ago jnder Trump and they didnt. They are the same Karens crying about mask then expects other to be put in harms way to rescue them. All official US personnels are out. If you are there on yohr own accord thats their fault.

    1. @Heather Matthews humiliation, disaster, catastrophe, surrender.
      I’d compare it to the Saigon withdrawal old Joe guaranteed us wouldn’t happen

    2. @Shane Alan Trump surrendered to the Taliban and released 5000 enemy prisoners while our troops were still fighting in Afghanistan. Trump committed treason, treason is an offense punishable by execution.

    1. Why didn’t democrats pick warren or yang during the primaries? I thought they love diversity they could of been the first women or Asian president isn’t kind of odd that they picked the whitest guy.

  11. Boycott Facebook. They supporting anti maskers and vaccers and blocking people who speak out against them.

  12. The only question is where will the “Military Industrial Complex” start a war next to keep profits up…

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