Echoes Of Vietnam: WAPO Reports Govt. Docs Misled Public On Afghan War | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Echoes Of Vietnam: WAPO Reports Govt. Docs Misled Public On Afghan War | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1

 

The Washington Post reports that thousands of pages of government documents appear to reveal the federal government was not always telling Americans the truth about the war in Afghanistan. Gen. Barry McCaffrey reacts. Aired on 12/09/19.
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Echoes Of Vietnam: WAPO Reports Govt. Docs Misled Public On Afghan War | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

57 Comments on "Echoes Of Vietnam: WAPO Reports Govt. Docs Misled Public On Afghan War | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Remember when GW Bush said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
    But he actually didn’t.
    So he declared war on them anyways?
    Good times. 😅

    • George yeah ik it’s up to the Congress to decide. It never specifically outlines what are grounds for impeachment

    • @Shrek The Founders probably didn’t anticipate we’d ever become the world military superpower either: Their idea of American foreign military interventions was the Barbary Coast, thus, unless horrendous war crimes are directly ordered by a President, then no, jingoism isn’t Impeachable, particularly since it was Congress that authorized the War as well.

    • @Shrek Killing thousands of Americans and wasting trillions of tax dollars, should be Treason and subject to Death penalty.
      Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Perle. Could still be prosecuted for Treason against USA. Putting Israel concerns ahead of USA.

    • Ring Dave *whole government executed*

    • Colton M Brandt | December 10, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      Whatever Israel wants Israel gets. Makes sense why Jeffrey Epstein was running a blackmail operation for the Israeli Mossad. Blackmail the leaders and get the to fight your wars 🖕🏿🇮🇱

  2. Where have I heard that lie before? Vietnam vs Afghanistan perhaps?

  3. “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous” George Orwell

  4. In related news, anyone who’s been paying attention for the last decade already knew this… Thanks for showing up late to the party to let us know that we’re at a party.

    • Since September 11, 2001.

    • Shirley Bailey | December 10, 2019 at 3:40 PM | Reply

      @Jean Roch Tell Patton nd MacArthur that.

    • @Shirley Bailey I’ve come out on top of a lot of brawls back in the day, too. I don’t see that as my greatest sign of intelligence.

    • Jeffrey Dancinger | December 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      @Joe Boyko That’s pretty much it.

      The Deep State got us in this mess and they need to be weeded out and kept out of power.
      Maybe there should be a mandatory 20 year max for “career’ government employees. I also suggest a 6 term maximum for serving in the House of Representatives and a two term maximum for serving in the Senate. Oh and with no retirement program.

    • Jeffrey Dancinger | December 10, 2019 at 4:03 PM | Reply

      @gnomie first Yes, Vietnam was a Civil War.
      Afghanistan is now in Civil War. It’s the Afghani’s who cooperated with Western Powers against Afghani’s/ Taliban who didn’t. As soon as we leave, there will be full blown very violent civil war in Afghanistan.

  5. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist” Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • Matthew Nelson | December 10, 2019 at 3:57 PM | Reply

      @ Nick Irby It is Shamefully Amazing how many lives this Pervasively ignorant ” loud and proud, ” ” Hamburger Hill ” Mentality has consumed ! : (

  6. FreelanceDev4life | December 10, 2019 at 3:34 AM | Reply

    Oh my gosh, you mean the government MISLEAD the people??? Gosh… what ever do you mean?

    • Kimberly Jameson | December 10, 2019 at 3:46 PM | Reply

      Remember the media chose not to tell tr he American people. They are worse than the politicians!

    • @Kimberly Jameson of course not they’re going to cover up for the Democrats and Obama

    • Kimberly Jameson | December 10, 2019 at 5:31 PM | Reply

      @snoop alert I believe you are 100 % correct!

    • @Kellen Richey try again Bush didn’t take us with boots in the ground in Afghanistan that was your lovely Barack Hussein Obama
      everybody with any brains at all have seen that everybody that’s went into Afghanistan since the time of Christ has went bankrupt
      I don’t think we should have went into Iraq either we should have found out where the terror terrorist came from and annihilated their hometowns

    • FreelanceDev4life | December 10, 2019 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      @Kellen Richey The point in both the democrate and republicans lied. Plain and simple.

  7. The Government misleading us you say. I say when havent they been?

  8. npc's everywhere | December 10, 2019 at 3:46 AM | Reply

    For all with a brain,these so called journalists have known this for year’s in fact paid to keep quiet about it. Now that they are going to be exposed themselves they choose to report on it now. We cannot trust our own media to inform us until they’ve painted themselves into a corner. I do have a problem with them deceiving us. So should you all

  9. Sorry but your a few years to late telling us Americans this!

  10. A propaganda network is reporting on what a propaganda Network said about government propaganda! 🤣🤣🤣

  11. This is precisely what Eisenhower was talking about when he warned of the danger of allowing the military industrial complex to become to large or influential.

  12. HonestHedgehog Life | December 10, 2019 at 8:18 AM | Reply

    When will Americans stand up in an anti-war movement, that’s the real question

    • HonestHedgehog Life
      Whats the point? Been there done that, complaining doesnt work. Now if the anti war movement wanted to get more ‘aggressive’ then that might boost morale.

    • Ask Occupy Wall Street. Ask Anonymous. Ask WikiLeaks. Oh wait, you can’t… CNN doxxed them.

  13. This just in: water is wet and Jeff E did not khil himselv.

  14. Is anyone surprised? They lie,we die!

  15. I love how they skip around not the blame Obama in this story

    • It still happening tho you cant blame a person for starting it and not finishing it

    • Unlike CBS News, who recently fired one of their staff members for leaking the Epstein murder details before realizing she wasn’t working for ABC News. Baby steps, people, baby steps.

  16. I mean yeah, they would never have shown this during the last presidents adminstration

  17. Colton M Brandt | December 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM | Reply

    Everyone knew this dipshits. Come down from your ivory towers once in a while and see

  18. Just like the story pushed about epstein committing “suicide”

  19. BRIAN WILLIAMS DOESN’T TELL THE TRUTH EITHER!!!!!

  20. unleashtheflavor | December 10, 2019 at 12:10 PM | Reply

    Kurtz: Are you an assassin?
    Willard: I’m a soldier.
    Kurtz: You’re neither. You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

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