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The U.S. Is Giving the Rest of the World Abandonment Issues

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What’s happening in Afghanistan is terrible and heartbreaking—and two decades in the making, according to New Abnormal guest Susan Glasser. The former war correspondent and CNN global affairs analyst tells co-host Molly Jong-Fast the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan is what happens after 20 years of bad decisions, mainly by the United States, and yes, all of the presidents in between.

“Our politicians lied to the American people and they lied to the Afghan people. And by the way, folks, that was Democrats as well as Republicans. I know we’re in a partisan moment, but both teams can lie to you guys; both teams have done so in this case,” Glasser says of the game of Whose Fault Is This? that people are playing.

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