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Buck Sexton: Afghanistan The Biggest Mess Since Vietnam

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When it comes to what’s happening in Afghanistan, you can probably go back to the fall of Saigon in 1975 for a comparison of a similar U.S. failure.

In other words, what’s happening in Afghanistan doesn’t seem much different than what happened in Vietnam.

“What’s happening right now is the Taliban is now in control (of Afghanistan),” Buck Sexton said on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. “They have photos of themselves, video, in the presidential palace in Kabul, the capital city. … It’s been a breathtaking Taliban blitzkrieg, the likes of which nobody at the top level of the federal government was predicting.”

That list includes Joe Biden, who many say was among those who created the Afghanistan mess in the first place, and is certainly being blamed as being among those responsible now. Biden has received sharp criticism after pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan in August.

As Jon Brown of Fox News wrote, “Repeated blunders have led foreign policy experts and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to argue that the Biden administration’s foreign policy has diminished U.S. standing in the world as China and Russia gather aggressive defenses not seen since World War II.”

So yes, Biden has seemingly failed all over the globe. But Buck’s focus Thursday was on Afghanistan.

“Now we’re being told that the Biden administration somehow knows what’s going on?” Buck said. “Now it’s Trump’s fault? They’re scrambling for any defense whatsoever. That’s exactly what happened. It happened at lightning speed.

“This is the biggest policy, intelligence and honestly, military industrial complex failure in certainly decades, maybe in living memory. Or maybe you have to go back to Vietnam.”

Listen to Buck’s full take in the video below, and check out all archived episodes at the Clay & Buck website right here.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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