MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gave an adult assessment of the Afghanistan withdrawal, unlike the deluge of doom promoted by the media and their paid generals.
O’Donnell’s points on Afghanistan well made
Many call the evacuation a debacle. O’Donnell asked the pertinent question, a debacle compared to what?
O’Donnell correctly points out that leaving a way where one has lost does not look pretty. He gave the pertinent comparisons with Vietnam, which was a much bigger fiasco.
Sadly, our media coverage is a problem. We must ensure that we inform all Americans. But they should expect that the information they are getting has the correct context. Moreover, groupthink is the last type of reporting they need.
Kudos to Lawrence O’Donnell for not falling into the lazy trap like most reported not only in the White House but throughout the country are falling for. Instead of shooting from the hip or succumbing to media peer pressure most seemed to have fallen for, he uses historical facts. I found this segment refreshing, but, most importantly, it should be widely distributed to give Afghanistan proper context.
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