War Room: Impeachment co-host Raheem Kassam laid out Monday how the explosive Afghanistan Papers broken by the Washington Post contributes to President Trump’s case against the U.S. foreign policy swamp.

“It’s an extraordinary report coming out of the Washington Post by the name “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War”, Kassam said.

“We’ve got the hearings on [Capitol] Hill and the IG report, as if people’s heads aren’t going to be blowing up enough with all this information. But this is a major trove of government documents obtained by the Washington Post. Two thousand pages with interviews with more than 400 insiders offering unrestrained criticism of what went wrong in Afghanistan.”

This ties directly into what this whole impeachment is about. 


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We’re consistently told that President Trump is standing in the way of “long standing” foreign policy goals, from Afghanistan to China to the Middle East to Ukraine.

The new Afghanistan Papers prove his skepticism on behalf of the American people correct and necessary.

“We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan — we didn’t know what we were doing,” Douglas Lute, a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s Afghan war czar during the Bush and Obama administrations, told government interviewers in 2015.

He added: “What are we trying to do here? We didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking.”

Kassam went on to explain more about what the Washington Post has revealed:

“If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction . . . 2,400 lives lost,” Lute added, blaming the deaths of U.S. military personnel on bureaucratic breakdowns among Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department. “Who will say this was in vain?”

“This ties directly back to what we’ve been saying from day one on this show,” said explained.

“There is a foreign policy dispute at the core of all of this. People like this Afghan czar under the Bush and Obama administrations; like Marie Yovanovitch; like John McCain – had not the foggiest clue what they were doing not just in Afghanistan, not just in Iraq, all over the world. There wasn’t a coherent policy. What’s happening on Capitol Hill right now is a cover up of that failure.”

War Room host Steve Bannon pressed Kassam on the detail.

“I know it’s a coverup because I was in Kiev in 2013,” Kassam explained.

“I saw John McCain stand on stage. The Maidan Revolution and protest, the Revolution of Dignity as they call it underwritten by the European Union and the U.S. State Department where you have John McCain, Lindsey Graham going over there giving their happy talks and slapping backs with the counter protestors… against Yanukovych.

“[Ukraine President] Yanukovych was definitely a corrupt president, no doubting that, but to undertake a scheme of regime change like we saw the schemes of regime change in the Middle East fail repeatedly. To undertake that and not know not even forecast that this was going to lead to a war that has claimed 14,000 lives in Crimea. That was going to embolden Russia. That wasn’t helping national security. That was harming national security.”

Kassam concluded: “What have we heard from the past couple of weeks. We have to fight the Russians over there, so we don’t fight them over here. Why is there a fight in the first place? Because the U.S. & EU foreign policy establishments thought they could overthrow a president in Ukraine and have zero ramifications. That’s what these Afghan papers are telling us about.”


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