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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:35 AM

Joe Biden ended the war in Afghanistan after 20 years. That's a BFD.

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/joe-biden-ended-war-afghanistan-after-20-years-s-bfd-n1278091

Opinion
Joe Biden ended the war in Afghanistan after 20 years. That's a BFD.
Ending America's longest war despite pressure to keep it going deserves our credit and respect.
Aug. 31, 2021, 5:32 AM EDT
By Mehdi Hasan, MSNBC Opinion Columnist


OK, I’ll say it again: I was wrong about Joe Biden.

During the 2020 presidential primaries, I was aghast at the prospect of an Iraq War supporter winning the Democratic nomination. I reminded readers that Biden was the only Democratic candidate “to have voted for the Iraq War” and had “(falsely) claimed the United States had ‘no choice but to eliminate the threat’ from Saddam Hussein.” I said his “hawkish” foreign policy record should be “disqualifying.”

I never expected Biden to be anything other than belligerent once he was seated inside the White House Situation Room.

Yet as of Tuesday evening, Biden has done something that three previous presidents either wouldn’t or couldn’t: ended the longest war in American history. The last U.S. troops left Afghanistan on schedule and ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

But Biden has also done something that no other president has managed to do in living memory: He has stood up to the generals.


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He vowed to “not repeat the mistakes we’ve made in the past,” mistakes that include “attempting to remake a country through the endless military deployments of U.S. forces.”

America’s longest war is over. And it was the guy whom I once dismissed as “the hawkish chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who provided cover for Bush's dodgy and dishonest arguments about WMDs” who, astonishingly, gets credit for that. To borrow a line from the president himself, it’s a “BFD.”

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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:37 AM

1. "The last soldier to leave Afghanistan"

 






THANK YOU, President Joe Biden

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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:40 AM

2. K&R.

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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:17 PM

3. Kudos to President Biden!!

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