.@JenGriffinFNC: “Do you think troops will have to be sent back to Afghanistan?”
Retired Gen. McKenzie: “That’s a difficult question…the threat is growing in Afghanistan, and it's merely a matter of time.” @FoxNewsSunday
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) August 28, 2022
It’s not like this is groundbreaking news. I think anyone with half a brain knew that the Taliban taking over would be a setback for our global anti-terror operations. Also, did anyone think they would respect women’s rights once they took over? No.
Be prepared for a heavily factionalized debate on this subject, as there are no unified sides here. The Republican Party, war-weary like the rest of the country, is trying to stomp out the remaining neoconservative contingents that want endless war. The Democratic Party is not so hot on returning and looking no better than the previous administrations dealing with this war. No side wants to be pegged to the images of desperate Afghans clinging to airplanes as we saw in August 2021.