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Tue Aug 17, 2021, 12:53 AM

8. If you get MSNBC at all I highly recommend DVRing both Nicolle Wallace & Rachel Maddow...

They seldom have an off day or bad guest, but today they were both superb.

Rachel had the sleepless Richard Engel on from Afghanistan, and she let him say his piece in full. She also gave a stunning rundown of how Trump and Pompeo set this up with their “deal” with the Taliban 18 months ago, complete with telling the Taliban when we’d be pulling out.

The Taliban used their time to the fullest, going out to villages and provinces and making deals of their own, all the way up and down the line. So when the great day came, the so-called president flew out with his family and friends and a shit tonne of cash — and the Taliban took Kabul without firing a shot. They took possession of the Capitol rather professionally, in the sense that unlike our 1/6 insurrectionists they were neatly dressed and didn’t feel the need to desecrate the building. They now have themselves a country. That doesn’t make them nice people, but it does show they are a lot smarter that we’ve given them credit for.

Furthermore, while I'm doing this brain dump, Rachel posed 2 questions about the US contributions to this fiasco, namely incredible sums of money and incredible amounts of military hardware. The country was poor when we came and it is still poor now. The elites skimmed off most of the money and the poor in the city got jobs building fancy gated neighborhoods for them, in full-on dictator-chic (as she called it). The poor in the countryside got approximately bupkis.

As for the military hardware, a lot of it has been destroyed by our troops on the way out, but so much remains that she reckons the Taliban are now the best-equipped of their kind in the world. All that and their own country, too.

Nicolle’s show is called Deadline Whitehouse and airs at 4:00 Eastern/1:00 California. They decided to give her 2 whole hours, but I can’t always do all of it.

Rachel’s show is of course The Rachel Maddow Show, and airs at 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm California, and repeats at 12:00 midnight Eastern/ 9:00 pm California.

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