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Condoleeza Rice wants the US to stay in Afghanistan, and this time it's for ‘the women'

Posted On: Sep 11, 2019   |   Posted By: RT

Condoleeza Rice wants the US to stay in Afghanistan, and this time it's for ‘the women'

Former National Security Advisor and State Secretary Condoleeza Rice appeared on a late-night comedy show, calling for a continued US presence in Afghanistan, this time for apparently feminist reasons. She was swiftly called out.
After some de-rigeur Trump-bashing, host Stephen Colbert and Rice got down to the topic at hand: President Donald Trump's decision to host, and then cancel, a meeting with the Afghan Taliban at Camp David last week.
Speculating that Trump might cut a deal with the Islamic militants to wrap up the war in Afghanistan -which turns 18 next month- by any means necessary, Rice made the case for continued American involvement in the country. “I hope we're not going to abandon the women of Afghanistan,” she proclaimed, to cheers from the audience.
“We've gone a long way toward helping to create a decent place for the Afghan people to live,” she continued, without mentioning that an estimated 38,000 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, along with more than 2,400 US troops,...

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