President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday night to give an update on the conflict in Afghanistan that left many uneasy.
While he criticized President Barack Obama during his campaign for not pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, Trump announced not only that U.S. military would remain in the region, but also that the number of troops deployed there would increase.
"My original instinct was to pull out. And historically, I like following my instincts," Trump said. "But all my life I've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office, in other words, when you're President of the United States."
On Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere debated whether or not victory is possible in Afghanistan, which is the longest conflict in American history.
“I think it should have been over 15 years ago,” Glenn said, later adding that “the point of war is to win and then to stop future wars.”
Pat agreed that the U.S. should have left after dealing with the problem.
“Fight it all out. Do the ‘shock and awe’ that you promised, only really do it, and then get out,” he said.
Stu was the only one with an opposing viewpoint, saying that “how do we win?” may be the wrong question at this point since the conflict in Afghanistan simply isn’t comparable to a war like World War II.
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