236. Afghanistan Two Years Later = Forgotistan. Rep Peter Meijer REPLAY. Our Summer of Chaos Continues. Another Week, Another Indictment. An American Insurgent in Utah Killed by the FBI. The Tide is Turning Against Senator Redneck (AKA Tuberville).


August is steamy hot—and so is the news. Trump is indicted again, Senator Tuberville is making dumb moves again. And extremist domestic terrorists are threatening our peace and politicians’ lives again. So much for summer downtime, people. This is a time for focus. And as it all unfolds on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. And this summer is still, definitely a time to #StayVigilant. 

Paul Rieckhoff is quickly breaking it down—so you can get up to speed, and head back to the beach. 

And we flash back to a powerful and foreboding conversation from right after the fall of Afghanistan—two years ago this month. With Afghanistan war vet, humanitarian and then-maverick Republican Congressman Peter Meijer—who had just returned from a trip inside Afghanistan. He described the harrowing situation he saw on the ground, the policy failures that were unfolding, and predicted much of the dark future Afghanistan exists in today. This an inside look into how the decisions of two years ago created the Great American Betrayal of Afghanistan that continues to compound today. 

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Original episode: Congressman Peter Meijer – Episode 130 – September 2, 2021

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