Fareed: Biden is right. It’s time to leave Afghanistan

Fareed: Biden is right. It's time to leave Afghanistan 1


CNN's Fareed Zakaria says that President Joe Biden made the correct decision to pull US combat troops from Afghanistan because the United States cannot not succeed in bringing a functioning democracy and reforms in the country without a powerful, competent and legitimate local partner.
Fareed discusses the future of the region with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.
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58 Comments on "Fareed: Biden is right. It’s time to leave Afghanistan"

  1. Kikeordaz Martinez | April 19, 2021 at 1:02 PM | Reply

    Of course it is time. It was time 10 years ago.

    • @Zaynab bint Al-Harith
      I am a historian. I am not interested in your romantic interpretation of the Bible and the Quran.

    • Zaynab bint Al-Harith | April 19, 2021 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      @Rick Simon
      If you are a historian, then you would look at their books and the lives of the people in those books.

      Followers of Jesus went to their executors.

      Followers of Islam ransacked and conquered.

    • @Zaynab bint Al-Harith
      There is no difference between Christianity and Islam when it comes to brutal and violent behaviour. But it is easy to pretend otherwise because most Muslim nations are today controlled by brutal and violent dictators.
      Stop blaming religion for politics. Or need I remind you that G.W.Bush explicitly said that he invaded Iraq because “God wills it!”? More than half a million people died in that Christian war alone.

    • Zaynab bint Al-Harith | April 19, 2021 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      @Rick Simon
      Mohammad, the prophet Islam attacked people all the time (See Surah 9:29).

      The Muslims were in a pitched battle on France in 732.

      The Crusades were in 1099…

      Who is more violent?

    • Buddy Christ | April 19, 2021 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      @Rick Simon So you are a historian? When was the last war waged in the name of Christianity?
      If you are saying women in the West are oppressed compared to the women in the middle east, well I would say your mother needed to be more careful holding you when you were a child.

  2. Plaise Withfyre | April 19, 2021 at 1:15 PM | Reply

    since the tower was taken down by a dragon and all…..
    and then “pulled”
    we concur

  3. JourneyMan Smitty | April 19, 2021 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    Well I hope he is right sometimes decisions good or bad have a bad way of recoiling back on you😲

    • ᒍᗩᑕK ᖴᖇOᔕT | April 19, 2021 at 1:30 PM | Reply

      He isn’t right because if us armies leave Afghanistan the terrorist will create more chaos like Syria bad move from the states

  4. Brian Johnson | April 19, 2021 at 2:13 PM | Reply

    Its time, bring them 🏡!

    • A Blunt Conservative | April 19, 2021 at 5:33 PM | Reply

      What did you do when Trump was doing this? The only work ethic liberals have is creating double standards, and you certify that point.

    • If you disagree with Peters statement, and then try to somehow pin blame on Trump, you have the I.Q. of a tack hammer.

      Wake up you god damn sheep

    • @Rick Simon i know, Biden voters agree with Biden that schools for black children are jungles….

      So lets get this right, you are screeching orange man bad cause he didnt talk to Europe. But Biden is a hero cause he talked with no one? Got it.

      Just keep doing, you know the thing and maybe then maybe “poor kids become just as smart as white kids” -president teleprompter.

    • Trump wanted out by May 2021! Cheating Joe just doing it late! What an idiot cheating and his voters are!

  5. Man, you sure changed your tune in less than a year…..

    • @Pasha Pasovski Well, we lost almost 60,000 soldiers fighting in Vietnam and now we have had official peaceful relations with Vietnam since 1995. We have supported and trained the Afghan people for 20 years, let’s leave it up to them to work out what is going to happen in their country just as you would a son or daughter after 20 years. – – – It will be interesting to see. Hope for the best for them.

    • “It’s fear. Fear really drives numbers” Chester said. “Fear is the thing that keeps you tuned in.”

    • Trump wanted out troops put by May 2021! Cheating Joe just doing it late! What an idiot cheating Joe and his voters are!

    • @Borvo I guess you are not smart enough to notice the different dates. Trumps date was 5/1/20. Slow Joe is delaying that purely for policital reasons but basically because slow joe is a dumb puppet and thinks a 9/11 date will somehow cause him to look smart. I can also tell you are a drama queen who I will ignore.

    • Minds change.

  6. Kris Frederick | April 19, 2021 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    If you can’t ride your bike after 20 year’s of training wheels…you’re on your own. I’m done sending friends.

    • Kris Frederick
      Learn 1980s history.

    • So when Trump wanted to withdraw troops did you support him in doing that?

    • @Paul Wilson As A Vietnam vet I have been saying that for years. We lost almost 60,000 soldiers fighting in Vietnam and now we have had official peaceful relations with Vietnam since 1995. We have supported and trained the Afghan people for 20 years, let’s leave it up to them to work out what is going to happen in their country just as you would a son or daughter after 20 years. – – – It will be interesting to see. Hope for the best for them.

    • A Blunt Conservative | April 19, 2021 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      That was Trumps idea you know. You’re so brainwashed that you think it’s actually that demented tapeworm in office. Go get your liberal arts degree plaque you ingrate bu m.

    • @Borvo thank you for your service my father was a vietnam vet he developed 4 types of cancer from the chemicals dumped on him. The evil of our leaders have no ends. I hope you continue to spread the truth about your time and personal experiences as to many out there have never been exposed to the night mares of political war.

  7. Bufflo Bill's Dog | April 19, 2021 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    “The difference between humans and animals. Animals would never allow the dumbest of the herd to lead them.”

    • Bufflo Bill's Dog | April 19, 2021 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @LifeIsFair ItKillsEveryone Better be careful putting all that garbage in your drain you might OD might have a myocardial infarction n Martian technology

    • excel nemesis | April 19, 2021 at 9:25 PM | Reply

      @LifeIsFair ItKillsEveryone Nothing like delusion

    • @Paul Wilson Dolphins dumb ? Oh dear you need to go back to school

    • @Borvo The saddest moment in usa history is the race war you left clowns pushed, hey do not let a FACT get in the way of a good story.

    • @LifeIsFair ItKillsEveryone Ok, first off what fake news channel are we talking about ?
      You go on about republicans making up fake news ?
      So like Russian collusion or CNN bounties on us troops by Russia . Both debunked by the FBI.
      How is Elite a compliment in a leftist socialist state ? Hey you clowns are supposed to hate the elite.
      Fake news is the left Georgia voting laws did nothing to discriminate against any person, yet you lefties ran that story like no tomorrow.
      Would you like a leftie bit of bullshit?
      Trump is racist never been proven, but Biden who voted to keep Jim Crow laws in, and said I am not sending my kids to school in the jungle is a black voter’s wet dream.
      Really shows who the uneducated bigots are.
      Plus you revert to insults, because you know you can not argue facts.
      Here is a FACT Janth 6 was an insurrection according to the Government.
      So they used that word, now if we use a dictionary meaning of Insurrection BLM has been an Insurrection movement for 2 plus years
      So either GET yourself and education so stop saying Trump supporters are uneducated, when you do not understand the meaning of a word.
      Last bit of Information for you Covid the democrats are responsible for this as well.
      You blocked Trump’s motion to close the borders. you called racist, because he followed countries like New Zealand , which got a handle of covid really quick.
      That country is back to Normal with international flights resuming to some countries.
      Why does CNN- youtube -msn block legit videos of medical experts saying Covid is not as bad as the media portrays it has a survival rate of nearly 98% proven by medical facts around the world.
      Yet the usa is backwards in its handling of it.
      The border crisis you lot have admitted is a crisis.
      Months after denying there was one.
      AoC I nearly died on JAN th6 She was not even there.
      Bro I could pound your head with facts all day, but it is no use we watch T.V and read social media, the education system in America is making Americans the dumbest they have ever been.
      If you were even educated as you say you are. You should know what insurrection is. I will help you {an organized attempt by a group of people to defeat their government and take control of their country, usually by violence:}
      Jan th 6 no guns no weapons no taking over the Government, just angry people storming one building.
      Now BLM on the hand is giving money to a political party, Looting Murdering and burning it whys to change, I see a big difference between the two. BLM was the militia of the democratic party , with CNN the main mouthpiece spilling all the theories, about Trump and white supremacy.
      Have a nice day you over educated champ.

  8. WastelandWanderer | April 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM | Reply

    It’s simple there has only been two generals to pacify the region we know as Afghanistan. Oddly enough they both did it the exact same way, and we are unwilling to fight wars in this manor.

  9. CCJJ160Channels | April 19, 2021 at 3:04 PM | Reply

    20 years ago what l continued to hear was “As Iraqi and Afghan troops stand up we will stand down”. How in 20 years they’re not able to defend their own country?

    • CCJJ160Channels | April 19, 2021 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      @Peter Bills – fair enough, but that then doesn’t mean we should have to do it.

    • Country that had civil war that long what has USA achieved for last 20 year?

    • Steve Thornton | April 19, 2021 at 5:38 PM | Reply


    • @steve “what has USA achieved for last 20 year?” Well, prior to COVID, the US was sporting the lowest unemployment rate in 40 years! Lowest amongst black Americans in 50 years. Until the “suprise outbreak” Fauci alluded to in his Jan 2017 speech at Georgetown University.

    • Trump wanted out troops put by May 2021! Cheating Joe just doing it late! What an idiot cheating Joe and his voters are!

  10. As soon as he started flicking his eyes to his right at regular intervals – the president… I lost my flow listening to his words…
    He’s reading off a teleprompter (all of them do, these days..) but it was awkward… so somebody is writing his response as he’s asked on the current affairs … a whole team
    The world runs like an oiled machine these days..I think

  11. When President Trump wanted to remove troops from Afghanistan MSM went out of their minds and said it was a bad idea. Now MSM is in love with the idea.

    • @Borvo 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • @Joe Casella Copy and paste:
      After Biden took office as president on January 20, 2021 and began to be given more detailed intelligence briefings, he modulated his comments, referring on January 25 to “reports of bounties.”[2] In April 2021, the administration released a fact sheet saying that CIA analysts had “low to moderate confidence” in the existence of a bounty program but had “high confidence” that Russian military intelligence worked with Afghan criminal networks which “is consistent with Russia’s encouraging attacks against U.S. and coalition personnel in Afghanistan.”[1][2] The document said: “The administration is responding to the reports that Russia encouraged Taliban attacks against U.S. and coalition personnel in Afghanistan based on the best assessments from the Intelligence Community. Given the sensitivity of this matter, which involves the safety and well-being of our forces, it is being handled through diplomatic, military and intelligence channels.”[2] White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called upon “Russia and the Russian government to explain their engagement here.”[2]

      In April 2021, the Biden administration imposed sanctions against Russian entities and individuals for “carrying out Russian government-directed attempts to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and other acts of disinformation and interference”; for Russian actions in Crimea, and for the SolarWinds cyberespionage attack,[64] but the administration was careful to clarify that the sanctions were not being imposed for bounties.[2][42]”

      source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_bounty_program

    • Biden’s policy makes soldiers leave their weapons behind. Now when the Taliban takes over again who do you think will get all those weapons.

    • @Elmosweed So, in other words the Afghans made everything up so that American troops never leave. The only ones benefiting from this are the military industrial complex, and the media as usual. Not surprised that most people don’t trust this dishonest reporting.

  12. Doughnut complain | April 19, 2021 at 6:06 PM | Reply

    It’s almost like Trump was trying to do this in the first place.

  13. Andrea Marino | April 19, 2021 at 6:09 PM | Reply

    I agree: the objectives to be pursued by all means are ensuring stability in the country and becoming a credible international player.

  14. vaddi hanwel | April 19, 2021 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places

  15. Me today: wow that Ashraf Ghani guy sure is articulate, reasonable, and optimistic!
    Me on Sept 12th: wow that Ghani guy didn’t last long…

  16. President Ghani: “Power is an instrument of service, not something personal.”
    trump: “What?”

  17. If Russia invades them for oil, I would say “be careful what you wish for after high demand of withdrawal”, because they don’t care about the Rules of War.

  18. Fareed always has great insight!

  19. Sun Tzu warned against long drawn out wars. I forget what he said about illegit wars.

  20. Fun and gadgets | April 19, 2021 at 10:24 PM | Reply

    I won a brand new Ps5. I’m loving it ❤️

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