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There are 6 comments on Pulling Out of Afghanistan: Is President Biden Making the Right Decision?

  1. Excellent interview and insight!

    A reminder that Professors of Practice are valuable to BU; they add a distinct and relevant perspective to the discussion.

    Glad Prof. Weinstein and others like him are at BU and Pardee.

  2. “The real threat is China”? Ah yes, yet another sinophobic American remark. China is just minding its own business, and the US decides to meddle in another country’s politics for its geopolitical interests. In this time of COVID-19 and Asian hate, is it really appropriate to bash China for the US’s political interests?

  3. I think that this perspective is remarkably pragmatic in its evaluation of the Afghanistan war and its motivations. I’ve found that the national media often overstates the impact and effectiveness of the Afghanistan war effort, and I think that this interview does a good job of illustrating what the real-world implications of the war were. I also thought the questions that were asked allowed for a more sincere conversation. I think that this issue of the public being “numb” to war is particularly interesting, and we should have more discussion about what exactly our government is doing with our taxpayer dollars. I would have liked for there to be more questions about the reaction among US soldiers to invade Afghanistan and Iraq, despite virtually no 9/11 perpetrators having originated from those countries. I think that that is one aspect that this interview could have expanded on, but overall I think it was a well-conducted interview.

  4. He got one thing wrong that I noticed in the interview. The President can’t make us go to war, that’s Congress’ decision. The President only has the power to make a treaty. I literally learned about this last year.

  5. no arguing leaving, the issue is what was the hurry, get the $85Billion dollars worth of assets out, with all the Afghans, citizens and then troops.
    Biden should have started Day 2 he was in office if he was so darn sure we needed out.
    Out not an issue. He couldn’t have messed more.
    100/1000/100000 of thousand of assets. 100,000 rifles, dozens hundreds of helocopter, air craft fixed wing, and armoured personnel carriers.. $85 Billion, “Billion” with a “B”
    What an idiot.
    Semper fi

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