Former George W. Bush campaign strategist Matthew Dowd said Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that he thanked God that President Joe Biden completed the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Dowd said, “For me, today is, yes, but the sadness is moreover political decisions that have been made over the last 20 years that allowed us to be in this place where we lost thousands of men and women, and we lost trillions of dollars in the midst of this, and we’re having to leave. I have to say thank you, President Biden, in this for the first in four presidents to make the hard decisions. Before, it was the easy decisions. It was, honestly, the easy political decisions to not pull up and not make the decision and not be clear with the American public that this was failed from the start and was never going to be successful in this.”