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Captain Sean Parnell joined the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show to talk about the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Parnell is a former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger and New York Times best-selling author.
Parnell: Buck, I’m crushed. I’m devastated. Twenty years in Afghanistan, so much blood spilled on that soil. Actually, as you know, I served there. I was wounded there. I watched my men do amazing things there. You know, we gave the Afghans a real shot at freedom only to have it squandered with a disastrous exit strategy from Joe Biden.
What strikes me the most — I think what concerns me the most — is that he seems wholly unengaged. Just put it simply, right, here’s the situation in Afghanistan right now. Afghanistan has fallen. There are still thousands of Americans trapped behind enemy lines in Kabul, and the president of the United States, as of this moment, is still missing in action!
He’s addressing the nation at 3:45. But it’s taken him six days to even communicate anything about this crisis to the American people. My God! What a slap in the face to everybody that’s served in Afghanistan, every family member that knows someone who served in Afghanistan — or, God forbid, family members who’s lost someone there. It’s just an absolute tragedy, one strategic blunder after the next, Buck, and it’s just… It’s hard to wrap my mind around or just put words to how terrible the situation is.
Clay: Sean, thanks for coming on. What happens now? We have now the idea of a country completely run by the Taliban. We’re out. Is this a danger zone now for Al-Qaeda or a successor terrorist organization to once again rise and begin to plot against American and Western interests?
Parnell: Well, the answer to that question is yes. But I will say that we’re not out yet, and one of the things that we need to focus on — what we need to be singularly focused on — is how do we get American citizens out of Afghanistan safely along with our allies? I’ll tell you this: Ceding Bagram Air Base is one of the greatest strategic blunders in the last century here for America.
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For the full conversation, head to ClayandBuck.com.