CNN anchor Don Lemon was quick to defend his beloved Joe Biden on Wednesday night, claiming in his handoff from his colleague Chris Cuomo that we did not yet know if we left “behind” Americans and Afghan allies stranded in Afghanistan.
“Listen, I understand the emotion around it but let’s be a little bit unemotional here, if we can. Wars are terrible,” Lemon said. “This is our longest war. I think in any situation, whether you agree with the exit or not, you’re not going to get all of the people out that you want in the time period. I think that is asking for something that’s not — you can’t accomplish that. It’s just not going to happen in any situation.”
Despite the fact that Lemon himself spent the last four years bashing Donald Trump on a daily basis and blaming virtually everything he could on him, he thinks people need to leave Biden alone on this one.
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“I think people should stop beating up on the administration so much because no matter how it ended, everyone wasn’t going to be happy with the way it ended,” he said. “So, if there’s any silver lining in this, it’s going to be what happens going forward. You can’t change the past. You can’t bring those lives back as awful as that is.”
“And so, you know, I think the administration is getting beaten up on this a little bit too much because there’s a lot of blame to go around from four different presidents and who actually didn’t have the guts to get us out of Afghanistan because they were afraid of this moment and what an exit might look like,” Lemon continued.
Not stopping there, Lemon continued to call on his viewers to give Biden the benefit of the doubt.
“I do believe that there’s going to have to be accountability,” he stated. “We’re going to have to find out exactly what happened and what went wrong… It’s TBD, to be determined. We’re still seeing what’s happening. You can’t get them out there- you can’t get them all out in five minutes. You can’t get them all out yesterday.”
“So what happens going forward when we continue with this effort to get them out, and we start getting them out, as many out as possible,” Lemon concluded. “Then I think we should stop all, you know, running around like, ‘Oh my gosh! I can’t believe we left so many people behind. We don’t know if we left them behind yet. We don’t know yet.”
It could not be more ironic that Lemon suddenly wants people to give the president the benefit of the doubt when he showed no such courtesy to Trump over the four years he was in office. The hypocrisy of the left really never ceases to amaze.
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