Former Obama Advisor: ‘It’s Time To Turn The Page’ On Afghanistan | The Last Word | MSNBC

Former Obama Advisor: ‘It's Time To Turn The Page’ On Afghanistan | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

 

Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor to President Obama, tells Lawrence O'Donnell that by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, President Biden is "moving into a new period" in which he wants to emphasize "rebuilding this country, not the trillion of dollars we spent in Afghanistan and Iraq." Aired on 04/15/2021.
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Former Obama Advisor: ‘It's Time To Turn The Page’ On Afghanistan | The Last Word | MSNBC

11 Comments on "Former Obama Advisor: ‘It’s Time To Turn The Page’ On Afghanistan | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Twenty years at war? What did it cost in lives? And billions of dollars?

  2. Go Ben!!!

  3. Fox: “Biden has no idea how bad this is going to be. What a terrible decision.”
    Everyone: “But Biden is just following the deal that t’rump put in place.”
    Fox: **stares back blankly** “Biden has no idea….”
    Everyone: **groan** 🙄

  4. It’s DC sheeple ….they will just move the “theatre” to a new location. They always do.

  5. Say goodbye to germanpigland and THEN we’re talking.

  6. When will America learn that you can’t force democracy upon a nation? What you could do is invest in that nation so democracy can develop and rise up.

  7. Gabriel Serrano | April 15, 2021 at 3:49 AM | Reply

    How about the $3 trillion Afghanistan has in resources? Will China and Russia steal those resources now?

  8. Daud Ibrahim | April 15, 2021 at 6:49 AM | Reply

    US and Indian conspiracy has not completed against China Russia Pakistan and Iran. So that they need more time to complete it. Taliban must kick off their back and out of them from Afghan soil. 😜😜😜

  9. Turning the page to a new kind of threat response. Good idea…

  10. The page was turned before Biden even occupied the Oval Office. A withdrawal was arranged for 2021 at least a year ago, so all Biden has to do is close the book. We will have to wait and see if he is capable of even that.

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