'We Owe Them Gratitude': A Historical Precedent To U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan 1

‘We Owe Them Gratitude’: A Historical Precedent To U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan


Rachel Maddow reviews the recent history of the United States evacuating allies who helped in military operations overseas, and protecting them on U.S. territory, often by way of a stopover in Guam. 
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  1. Remember when the Kurds fought our war for us in Syria, only to have the Stable Genius give them up for a ham sandwich?
    Good times!

    1. @Hans Bjorkman I see your country is a world leader? so you really have no room to comment.

    2. I actually cried. I hardly ever cry. But I got down on my knees before the Lord, prayed & cried. That was too much to take.

  2. Really nice to see how *kind* people were in PA back in 1975 .
    feels like that America is long gone……

  3. Biden do not abandon them . Those poor kurds in NE Syria paid a horrendous price when Trump suddenly decided to withdraw.

    1. The people of America have been abandoned. We spent trillions of dollars in fighting forever wars yet spend little to nothing on healthcare and welfare for the poor in this country.

  4. Professor Maddow . MSNBC may want to grant you tenure . I would like to thank you for staying in the fight without being caught up in it . Thank you .

  5. All the great war movies America make, make America seem like they’re good at war.
    But really they’re just good at movies! H.Franklin.
    In real life China has NEVER bombed a Muslim country while the murderous US has bombed 14 Muslim countries:
    Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen.

    1. Who knows. Maybe for the same reason Trump swears his father was born in Germany, not in New York as his birth certificate states.

  6. This is the very least to help the people who fought and died to help you. Shame on Trump and his administration for leaving the Kurds in Syria to be slaughtered by the Turks and Russians. That was an act of cowardice from the highest levels..

  7. I’m sure a republican president would do the same thing if we ever went to war against Norway.

  8. I don’t always agree with Maddie or MSNBC, but I completely agree here. We can’t abandon those who stuck by us. I don’t care whose fault it is, we just simply can never do that.

  9. Wow. I never watch her. But the title looked interesting. As I was watching, I was learning and proud of our country. But still waiting for an ending that would be bad bx of who it is. BUT…. that is not what happened. Thank Rachel. We need more of this now more than ever. We need younger generations to see pieces like this and see what we bring to the world. Please do more of this!!!

  10. I remember that complex and dark time . What happened was horrific. These people helping us should go to Guam soon. Guam has been gracious and kind and helpful many times.

  11. Wow. What happened to us? Now because of POTUS 45 and the GQP, we can’t even get along with each other.

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