He has not changed - Biden in 2010 - Afghanistan

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From the London Daily Mail:

'F*** that. Nixon and Kissinger got away with it in Vietnam': What Biden told Obama's special representative for Afghanistan he thought of America's obligations to the Afghan people

    • A diary entry from Richard Holbrooke suggests that Biden was intent on pulling out of Afghanistan in 2010
    • Biden compared pulling out of Afghanistan with the US exit of Vietnam in 1973
    • The then-vice president reportedly said: 'F*** that...We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it'
    • Biden on Monday defended his decision to bring home U.S. troops despite scenes of chaos
    • Evacuation flights resumed overnight in Kabul with military planes evacuating several hundred
    • US troops at Kabul airport are now in direct contact with Taliban militants surrounding the perimeter
    • Taliban claims that it will allow safe passage for civilians seeking to reach the airport

The rapid US withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left the gate open for the Taliban to surge to power may come as a surprise to some, but President Joe Biden has been in favor of pulling out for years.

In 2010, Biden reportedly told Richard Holbrooke, then Obama's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, that the US had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the cost for the Afghan people.

According to Holbrooke, when Biden was asked about America's obligation to maintain their presence in Afghanistan to protect vulnerable civilians, he scornfully replied by referencing the US exit from southeast Asia in 1973.

'F*** that, we don't have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.'

Once a jackass, always a jackass. Stupidity this bad should hurt. Hunter is certainly carrying on the family tradition.

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