This is painful to watch.
You have to watch it though.
Hannity’s show represents where Republican politicians are at these days. The people who make the policies like Mike Pompeo – a piece of garbage who Trump moved from the CIA and put in charge of the State Department – are always on Hannity. You get a much better sense of how Republican politicians are actually going to wield power in office by watching Hannity’s show.
So, what’s the message here? The takeaway is that the peace deal with the Taliban was always fake. Trump would have never withdrawn troops from Afghanistan. He would have kept Bagram Air Force base. He would have spent more money on the Pentagon. He would have continued to defer to the generals and kept troops in Afghanistan. This would have meant going back to war with the Taliban.
Note: Hannity is still obsessing over all the SIV and green card holders who were left behind in Afghanistan.