On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Laurence O’Donnell, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that her takeaway on Joe Biden’s botched evacuation of Afghanistan was that the it “was actually an amazing undertaking” where “our military was able to get about 124,000 people out. They left no American-owned equipment behind.” And “We should be proud of President Biden and proud of our military.”
O’Donnell asked Warren, “What was your takeaway from the hearing about the evacuation from Afghanistan?”
Warren said, “That it was actually an amazing undertaking. It was done under chaotic circumstances. Because the government had collapsed. Because the army had melted away, the Afghan Army, and that, even in the midst of all of that, our military was able to get about 124,000 people out. They left no American-owned equipment behind. They managed to execute that. And, yes, it was at risk.”
She added, “We lost a young woman from Massachusetts. I’m working now on trying to get the Congressional Medal of Honor for the people who we lost right at the end. But we knew it was a risky undertaking and the military performed. We should be proud of President Biden and proud of our military.”
What are your thoughts on Elizabeth Warren’s comments about Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal that left behind around $80 billion in U.S. equipment for the Taliban to seize and use against America and our allies?