Fighter jet makes the case for Afghanistan forever war

Published on August 25, 2021

When Biden says the Afghanistan troop withdrawal is moving forward, a fighter jet flies in to beg him to let the war go on forever.

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Clip air date 08/25/2021

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  • bijan778 4 weeks ago


  • Kevin Waterman 4 weeks ago

    We tend to forget that back in the 80’s the United States trained and armed them so they could fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan for almost ten years before the Soviet Union also withdrew from Afghanistan! It’s sad to say the United States past foreign policies have created many of our future problems.

  • MPCLive56 4 weeks ago

    LEYKIS 101 !!

  • Andrew Jonkers 4 weeks ago

    So his point is not “leave nobody behind” but rather “look how many we got out”?

  • Monkeyking 4 weeks ago

    could Biden have done better? sure but dont let hind sight cloud your opinion on this. saying this like “oh everyone knew so and so would have happened” is just being disingenuous

  • Harrison Gibson 4 weeks ago

    This stuff desperately needs to be put on network TV during the regular show. These Tooning Out The News bits are the kind of REAL harder hitting content that America needs. So many gems here:

    “Half the jets are women”

    That’s great satire of the insane CIA diversity videos they put out to try and plaster over their abysmal history of sowing violence and destruction in places like Afghanistan and Latin America.

    “Ahh forget it I’ll just go become a CNN contributor”

    Great takedown of all of these “news” outlets that use LITERAL former CIA agents and former military officials that now LITERALLY work for the defense industry to talk about “how bad it is that we’re withdrawing”.

    PLEASE put these on TV.

  • Y S 4 weeks ago

    Team Colbert didn’t surprise us. If Trump was president during this major humanitarian crisis, with people falling off planes, thousands of Afghan allies waiting outside airport, no security, no conditions that respect human dignity, we would see a very different animation here. They basically support the administration in every mistake, and good things too which is fine.
    Nobody says let’s make war forever, make a proper exit, proper meaning no rushing, enough time to evacuate people. Problem is our allies are being hunted by Taliban and won’t be let out of the country although they worked with US, they risked everything and they have proper papers but we are told, it’s what it is. End of story.
    Fox would also come into defence of Trump if this happened under his leadership, probably say these afghans are responsible, well you guys are the same thing, no integrity, no god damn spline.

  • Hadi hadi 4 weeks ago

    After all this year’s, spend a lot of tax money for this, And still no end of it.
    I started to believe that this is just a scheme of wars contractors and weaponry so wars can keep continues

  • Stephen Kong 4 weeks ago

    US government knew about the Afghanistan government was corrupted and they didn’t do anything about it in the past 20 years.

  • Bthsr71 4 weeks ago

    But out, you flying pile of malfunctions! You’re not even applicable to the way we fought that war!

  • Mind of the North Star 4 weeks ago

    As a Bernard brethren, I am pleasantly surprised that I’ve had to vigorously defend Biden on a foreign policy issue.

  • ARIXANDRE 4 weeks ago

    It’s sadly funny because it’s true.

  • ZOLTORE 4 weeks ago

    “War is rich old men protecting their wealth by sending lower and middle-class young men off to die” — George Carlin.

  • Bob Townsend 4 weeks ago

    Thanks to everyone at The Late Show for taking another week or two off with no heads up for us at all again.

  • The Mighty Wooosh 4 weeks ago

    between this channel and Russell Brand’s channel…private citizens are getting the message that it was all about the money…

    (i know you already knew)

  • cmdraftbrn 4 weeks ago

    and the only real people pissed at this is the warmonger’s and profiteers.

  • Thomas Taylor 4 weeks ago

    Are those plane cartoons supposed to represent the F-16s, that Joe-Obama gave to Taliban? Pretty funny, to Democrats

  • Île-de- France 4 weeks ago

    *The Taliban tried to get their hands on the Afghan central bank’s nearly $10 billion in reserves, but most of the money is in New York*


    UK defense secretary says that *Trump’s deal with the Taliban was ‘rotten’* and that the international community will likely ‘pay the consequences’

    *Trump’s deal with the Taliban set the stage for the Afghan collapse*

    History will mark Aug. 15, 2021, *as the date that the Afghan government collapsed and the Taliban retook control over this troubled and war-torn country.*

    But the real date that the Taliban’s victory was assured is Feb. 29, 2020, *the day the Trump administration signed what it characterized as a “peace” deal with the Taliban. Once this agreement was signed — the tragic collapse we witnessed* this weekend was inevitable. 

    Of course, *the agreement was not, and could not possibly have been, a “peace” deal since one of the parties currently at war — the Afghan government — was not a signatory. Rather, this was a “withdrawal” agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban that set the terms for the complete departure of American troops* from Afghanistan by May 2021.

    *The agreement contained no enforcement mechanisms and included no penalties on the Taliban for failing to comply with its terms.* 

    The agreement *also did absolutely nothing to attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement of the war between the Afghan government and the Taliban.* A genuine peace deal would have made our withdrawal contingent on the progress of peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. *But it did not.*

    The Taliban *knew it had won the war once Biden’s predecessor had signed the troop withdrawal agreement — now it was only a matter of time.*        

    *The Former Trump administration in February 2020 negotiated a withdrawal agreement with the Taliban that excluded the Afghan government, freed 5,000 imprisoned Taliban soldiers and set a date certain of May 1, 2021, for the final withdrawal.*

    And the Trump administration kept to the pact, reducing U.S. troop levels from about 13,000 to 2,500, *even though the Taliban continued to attack Afghan government forces and welcomed al-Qaeda terrorists into the Taliban leadership.*

    Nov. 16, 2020 — Congressional Republicans, responding to news reports that *the Trump administration will rapidly reduce forces in Afghanistan, warn of what Sen. Marco Rubio calls “a Saigon-type of situation” in Afghanistan. “A rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan now would hurt our allies and delight the people who wish us harm,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says.*

    Jan. 15 — “Today, U.S. force levels in Afghanistan have reached 2,500,” Miller, trump acting defense secretary, says in a statement. *“This drawdown brings U.S. forces in the country to their lowest levels since 2001.”*

    Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh tells the BBC *that the Trump administration made too many concessions to the Taliban.* “I am telling [the United States] as a friend and as an ally *that trusting the Taliban without putting in a verification mechanism is going to be a fatal mistake,”* Saleh says, *adding that Afghanistan leaders warned the U.S. that “violence will spike” as the 5,000 Taliban prisoners were released. “Violence has spiked,”* he added.

    Watch *”Zaki Anwari: Young, Talented Afghan Footballer Who Died Falling From Plane In Bid To Escape Taliban”* on YouTube

    Must Watch “Afghanistan – Land of endless war  | DW Documentary” on YouTube

    Why did Trump do this?

    *The Taliban leader supposed to take over Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, owes Trump his release:* The Trump administration called for the Pakastani government to release Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in 2018 to facilitate peace talks. They did and now Mullah Baradar appears to be the new president of Afghanistan.

    *Trump even had private talks with the top Taliban leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. I could only imagine what was said and promised. Trump not only gave in to the Taliban by giving them everything they asked, but noo Members of the Afghan government were present. None. Trump has completely excluded them from the deal.*

    “We had a very good conversation with the Taliban leader today and they want to end that. The relationship I have with the mullah is very good. ”- *Trump in February 2020 after telling the Taliban that he would remove all US troops.*

    The GOP loves to start endless wars. *They had no problem selling our Kurdish allies. They didn’t care that Trump’s hasty exit from Syria on Putin’s orders forced us to bomb our own bases.*

    *They said nothing when Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David during 9/11 or released thousands of their fighters – including the leaders who took over Afghanistan today.*

    *Hell, the GOP had no problem orchestrating a terrorist attack on our own Capitol.*

    *Keep this in mind if they overuse the passed out couch this week.*

    *The Former Trump administration asked Congress to reimburse the Taliban for travel costs*

  • EttaAmore 4 weeks ago

    𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 $𝟏𝟐𝟎 𝐭𝐨 $𝟏𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐫 hygh 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝟑 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲 $𝟏𝟓𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨…..___ 𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐏𝐚𝐲𝟏.𝐜𝐨𝐦


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