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Ted Rall for September 17, 2021

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    Shod  3 months ago

    Perhaps if the previous administration had not slashed the resources of the state department that deals with issuing visas, they could have evacuated those Afghans to a nice red Republican state.

    Sadly, cats and dogs don’t require visas or passports, so it’s easier to get them out than people.

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    Artemis   3 months ago

    Deplorable situation…..abandoning these people whose assistance was essential to the military’s ability to operate.

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    braindead Premium Member 3 months ago

    124,000 evacuated and only 7,000 were Afghans and families? The U.S. had 2,500 troops.

    All the rest were cats and dogs? Maybe a pet ferret here and there and a cockatoo?

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    PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    —) Of course there was some confusion, as some of the dogs were Afghans. (—

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    That was Britain.

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    Màiri  3 months ago

    I regret that they didn’t bring out humans with the cats and dogs, but I’ve no regret at all that they didn’t abandon the cats and dogs.

    The Afghan humans left behind at least have some chance to make it on their own, but it would have been an especially cruel recompense to have abandoned the loving cats and dogs who had no chance.

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    walfishj  3 months ago

    Normally I read Mr Rall railings with trepidation. Today I did so with disdain. Does anyone know the facts? Why, Its almost if he were a GOP cartoonist!

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    Convicted Pedant  3 months ago

    Didn’t Trump negotiate peace deal with the Taliban, then draw down the US forces to less than 2,500? Should have begun evacuations long before Biden stole presidency. Now back to Fox news’s exposé of Niki Minaj’s exposé of Trinidadian genitals.

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    ChristopherBurns  3 months ago

    I’m pretty sure the number of Afghani evacuees is larger than that. And by the way, didn’t you imply that these people were quislings (traitors for you millennials) a few weeks back?

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    ncorgbl  3 months ago

    Over 122,000 Afghans have been evacuated, with another 21,600 just in the last 24 hours. There are 8,780 Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy Wisconsin alone.

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    lsnrchrd.1 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ted Rall is using some kind of “new math” where >122,000 = 7K out of 120K.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Its over, get over it.

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    togoo Premium Member 3 months ago

    Do you know what “Afghans” do to cats and dogs they find? Kill them, that’s why the dogs and cats that didn’t make it out were let go.

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    dickanders Premium Member 3 months ago

    The Biden administration called “All hands on deck!” and brought out 122,000 people, an unbelievable number in the limited time. Was it all we had hoped for? No. Is the job done? No. But, if the previous administration had not obstructed the visa process, a better job could have been done. Now we hear the “do nothing crowd” blaming the “do something folks”.

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    casonia2  3 months ago

    If X-45 had been in charge of the withdrawal, I guarantee you that ZERO Afghans would have been brought out, and they’d have been called bad names in the bargain. Could the withdrawal have been better planned, as in start planning for a worst-case scenario as soon as you have a withdrawal date? Yes. But it was far, far better than what Trump would have done. And you know what? If Biden’s withdrawal had gone perfectly, Trumpublicans would still be bitching about it, even if it called for MASSIVE lying.

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    dyerjames944  3 months ago

    There was a report about some military dogs left behind. If so, i feel for ’em. : (

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    JRobinson Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wasn’t that done by a private citizen? If so, he can bring out whomever he wants…

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    apfelzra Premium Member 3 months ago

    So out of over 120,000 people evacuated by the US last month from Kabul, only 7,000 were Afghan refugees? Really?? Sounds preposterous; what’s the reference or documentation for this claim?

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    SFCEagle  3 months ago

    This is the worst military debacle in US history and it lies directly at Biden’s feet. This would never have happened under President Trump.

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    yldchyld Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’d take the pets over humans any day

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    Suede Civilian  3 months ago

    All according to the Mango Meathead’s Idiotic Withdrawal plan. At least President Biden is doing something about those people that the Republicans left hanging.

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