Why President Biden Is Pulling The U.S. Out Of Afghanistan Now | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Why President Biden Is Pulling The U.S. Out Of Afghanistan Now | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Missy Ryan, Pentagon reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the decision making process behind President Biden's announcement that the U.S. and NATO will withdraw from Afghanistan unconditionally this September 11th. Aired on 04/14/2021.
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Why President Biden Is Pulling The U.S. Out Of Afghanistan Now | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

89 Comments on "Why President Biden Is Pulling The U.S. Out Of Afghanistan Now | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Alex Karpatenburg | April 14, 2021 at 1:44 AM | Reply

    The amount of tax-payers of money spent there for nothing is really insane.

    • Piotr Trebisz | April 14, 2021 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      @Gina whiteley The history of Soviet involvment in Afghanistan is a bit more complex. The Afghan-Soviet relations were actually very good since the 1920s although Afghanistan was a kingdom until the mid 1970s. Soviet engineers modernized the country in the decades before, Afghanistan was in fact already a close friend and the Soviets didn’t need to invade it in order to create a buffer state.
      In the mid 1970s a military coup happend in Afghanistan and the king was removed from power while he was in Italy. That created lots of instability and at the same time the islamic revolution happend in neighbouring Iran which inspired the resistance against the new regime, it became islamic and fundamentalist. For the Soviets that was a big problem because they feared a spread of fundamentalist islam into their central asian republics which have a border to Afghanistan. This is the reason why they invaded, to prevent that this problems spreads over to them. It is a bit ironic that their motives were not so different to ours.

    • FullSizedGaming | April 14, 2021 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      @Therealfett It always was for nothing. It was supposedly about WMD’s it turned into an assassination and an occupation. So to say it was for nothing is not to say that nothing was done but that nothing beneficial to the USA was or has been done. We basically spend 20 years justifying our presence after going 1/2 way around the world to assassinate a warlord who wasn’t a threat. Then continued to occupy a country that not only wasn’t a threat but would be a worthless ally even if they wanted to be.

    • @FullSizedGaming ya thats what Im saying, it’s not all of a sudden worthless cuz were pulling troops.

    • theskyehiker | April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      Any student of history figured this out a very long time ago.

    • Gina whiteley | April 14, 2021 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      Diotr Treviso thanks for your information. I was at us miltary base in peshawar, Pakistan when I was told the Russian were attacking. This was 1969. When I returned in 1970 it was becoming dangerous for westerners so I returned to Canada. I appreciate your information.:)

  2. Gregory Brunson | April 14, 2021 at 1:47 AM | Reply

    How about we been there long enough

  3. Daniel Eagan | April 14, 2021 at 1:50 AM | Reply

    We can’t keep being the police of the world pretty much sums it all up

  4. Toneisha Johnson | April 14, 2021 at 1:55 AM | Reply

    Thanks to all who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and continue til this day.

  5. george butler | April 14, 2021 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    Good work guys thank you for your service I hope you guys get treated better than I do the VA medical system here in the USA sucks

  6. The money printer ink runs dry, therefore you are asked to return home.

    • Jay Moravitz | April 14, 2021 at 8:19 AM | Reply

      The money printer ink never runs dry! Keep it coming!

    • You’re ignorant if you think that

    • its the country with the single largest opium output. like, 80+%. most of which goes to china… biden is soft on china.. its not hard math.

    • Alex Hamilton | April 14, 2021 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      Elbert Lee
      those printers NEVER run dry. Politicians print money to burn after they take all of ours. That is exactly what the people we vote for does to with money, burn it.
      Because they know we will vote them in again to continue the process decade after decade.

  7. Zion Sanders | April 14, 2021 at 5:27 AM | Reply

    Thank you to all the soldiers who serves/served 💯🗣🤝💙, hopefully we can focus on the war in our own country 🙏🏾

  8. Matthew Cubbon | April 14, 2021 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    Extremely hard to believe it’s been 20 years….. 9/11 still feels like just the other day. Thank you to all those who have served.

  9. I’ll believe it when I see it. There will always be a reason to delay the withdrawal.

    • Joseph Crespo | April 14, 2021 at 11:10 AM | Reply

      The $$.

    • The US has NEVER completely left anywhere we’ve invaded. Ever.

    • @Don F You really should google CNN a few months after the new cycle. You get a better picture of what happened. President Trump negotiated a deal with the Talaban and called for a withdrawal. The problem is Congress keeps funding the war for one more year. The military also played a shell game with the troops. They would order replacement troops, but then extended the existing troops. With the final piece is funding, once congress ends funding, the military effort is done.

    • Marvin Guigar | April 14, 2021 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      This is all designed to make Joe Biden look like a hero they already make him look like a dictator. President Trump did pull our troops out

    • Gotta get in Iran

  10. One plus is Biden is giving enough notice for the USA’s allies to get out as well.

  11. I wonder how many people got rich and powerful off the bodies of the people that fought.

  12. 9/11?!? Interesting date to pick. I get this feeling that SWHTF…..

  13. Yha we’ll see about that!

  14. Beatrice Owusu Achaw | April 14, 2021 at 9:48 AM | Reply

    Ow The President has done well. Pulling them is a victory, God bless you all

  15. It’s called redirection. Remember, on January 20th, he sent in 40 armored vehicles into a Syria, a sovereign country. Russia is building up on Ukraine’s border and China is entering Taiwan’s airspace with nuclear bombers.

    • @Piotr Trebisz well put and accuatly said Piotr and I agree with you 100%.

    • @George Kent It’s not protecting the US, it’s attacking other countries. That is what the US is basically doing. China is not operating on US coastlines.

    • Jason Williamson | April 14, 2021 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @George Kent The U.S. has gone right back to doing what it does best, being an oil company with an army to enforce it’s will.. PERIOD. You disrespectful, ignorant piece of trash.

    • @Jason Williamson your an Ffffin Moron!

    • Jason Williamson | April 14, 2021 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      @kevin122759 I don’t agree with your Nazi comment because I was in the US Army from 1996 to 2017. BUT I will agree, as someone who was actually there, that some of these invasions were completely unnecessary as is our governments insistence on remaining there for years. The Biden Administration is looking for a pat on the back over deciding to pull out of Afghanistan while simultaneously ramping up operations in Syria. I’ve been to BOTH of those countries. We have ZERO allies in Syria that need our help, they are doing nothing to us, and there is absolutely nothing there of benefit to Average Joe American. As we speak this Administration has troops in Syria babysitting oil wells. They aren’t there protecting American interests because everyday Americans HAVE NO interests there. And before you cast stones please keep in mind that where I come from your options for the future are either working in a steel mill or selling dope on the corner. The Army was my job and I showed up for it. But ultimately I’m glad I did because working for 4 different Administrations is a real eye opener.

  16. Herbert Shallcross | April 14, 2021 at 10:13 AM | Reply

    During the Vice presidential debates, thirteen years ago, Joe Biden said all troops would be out Afghanistan within two years. This, if it actually happens, is still several months later than the date negotiated by his predecessor.

  17. Brent Harrison | April 14, 2021 at 11:11 AM | Reply

    In light of what’s really going on…. When was the last time anyone in America has heard the word C-O-N-S-C-R-I-P-T-I-O-N?

  18. Krishna Kumar | April 14, 2021 at 11:30 AM | Reply

    Not to forget at this juncture, that Russia also pulled out after 20 years. Afghanistan is the only country that was tested by both the super powers and withstood both over along period of time. The terrain is so rugged and the people so resilient.

    • Very true. Feel sad for the population though, especially the women. Thousands will be slaughtered by the fundamentalists/ Taliban when they take back the country.

    • The real problem is the terrorists blend in with the population

    • Daniel Schaeffer | April 14, 2021 at 2:08 PM | Reply

      It’s amazing that anyone would want a useless, godforsaken place like that anyway.

    • Gina whiteley | April 14, 2021 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      Daniel Afghanistan is full of natural resources and lapis. I was there in the 1960’s when USA peace Corp was running schools and bring medical, until the Russian s invasion. I don’t know why they invade but never develop mines or ways of accessing the resources.

  19. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.
    Rachel, “it is..pause..something.”👍☺👏👏.
    Me, eventually you will get better at doing it, and you won’t include the word um.👍.

  20. Sherry Hesner | April 14, 2021 at 9:22 PM | Reply

    A gradual withdrawal will bring peace. 🎆

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