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NBC News complains the GOP has ‘seized’
on ‘optical comparison’
of the fall of Kabul and Saigon

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Posted By: Imright, 8/16/2021 12:12:10 PM

NBC News White House correspondent Monica Alba noted on Sunday that Republicans “have seized on” the “optical comparison” of the hasty U.S. withdrawals from both Kabul, Afghanistan, and then-Saigon, South Vietnam, after photos of similar helicopters lifting off from the respective U.S. embassies in both countries 45 years apart went viral Sunday.CH-47 Chinook helicopters were seen ferrying American diplomatic personnel and Afghan allies from the rooftop of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul for much of the day Saturday and into Sunday, images that were broadcast by news agencies sent out over wire service reports.During her report, Alba noted that last month President Joe Biden assured Americans that the withdrawal

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/16/2021 12:18:35 PM (No. 881224)
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. Instead of helicopters, people are clinging to jet airplanes. Kabul isn't "like" Saigon, it is Saigon on steroids.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Californian 8/16/2021 12:35:44 PM (No. 881255)
Those mean mean republicans telling the truth.. in public, no,less! Shame! Next they'll start sending mean tweets about it! We need to impeach Trump a third time over this fiasco.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: vesparado1 8/16/2021 12:36:57 PM (No. 881257)
I thought "pouncing" was our thing; does this mean I now have to learn how to seize upon, too?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 8/16/2021 12:38:07 PM (No. 881262)
Because they obviously the same thing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/16/2021 12:58:26 PM (No. 881294)
#2 is right is this happened under Trump (it would have never happened with President Trump) a 3rd impeachment would have been on its usual schedule. But instead we have deranged Pelousy sayin the Xiden is doing a good job, Dims NEVER turn on each other no matter what, Something the Republican should learn.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 8/16/2021 12:58:56 PM (No. 881296)
The truth hurts.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: PChristopher 8/16/2021 1:01:50 PM (No. 881301)
Yeah, well...whose fault is that?!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/16/2021 1:06:49 PM (No. 881309)
NBC, yes, it is a direct comparison. Wake up, nbc.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rama41 8/16/2021 1:10:26 PM (No. 881316)
What's going on in Kabul right now is exactly what happened at Danang airport 46 years ago:
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Reply 10 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 8/16/2021 1:12:04 PM (No. 881317)
Well, at least we didn't "pounce" as we're usually accused of doing.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Robert Jones 8/16/2021 1:32:28 PM (No. 881349)
If the shoe fits….
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tom Paine 8/16/2021 1:40:06 PM (No. 881360)
Monica Alba is an Anti-America IDIOT.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chance_232 8/16/2021 1:45:35 PM (No. 881369)
2021 Kabul is the love child of Saigon and the Bay of Pigs. What happened over the past week was entirely avoidable.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/16/2021 1:53:01 PM (No. 881380)
They are trying desperately to either sweep this steaming pile of feces under the rug, or pin it on Trump. It isn't going to work this time. Even the usually reliable CNN has felt it necessary to jump on the Blame Joke bandwagon. The left is in shock on how stunningly bad this is. I think many of them just got their come to Jesus moment about what we have been saying about Xiden all along. I don't see how Xiden survives this. Running back to DC to make some lame speech today isn't going to save him, in fact, it will make the situation worse since Xiden has never known when to stop digging.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 8/16/2021 2:10:28 PM (No. 881399)
Seems to me the Republicans have not done nearly enough critcizing. Has there been any statement from the RNC? I heard Liz the traitor Cheney try to blame both Xiden and Trump, and things from Jim Jordan and Tom Cotton, but, as usual, the Republicans have their heads in the sand. Forgive me if I am wrong, but i only get my news here.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/16/2021 2:12:34 PM (No. 881401)
That's pretty much what it is, isn't it?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: radrelic 8/16/2021 2:18:03 PM (No. 881408)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: StrikingViking 8/16/2021 2:31:41 PM (No. 881419)
Who're you goin' to believe, MSDNC or your lyin' eyes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/16/2021 3:57:18 PM (No. 881521)
You can throw Liya in there two.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: doctorfixit 8/16/2021 4:30:47 PM (No. 881541)
Nothing But Communism is the worst of corporate propaganda.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/16/2021 4:37:31 PM (No. 881546)
Which means NBC will be doing all they can to change the topic so they can help their democrat colleagues.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: dman 8/16/2021 4:43:57 PM (No. 881552)
Call the "Waaahmbulance"! Deal with it, media.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DougTN 8/16/2021 4:53:21 PM (No. 881561)
Surely this solidifies NBC as an independent news source.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Luandir 8/16/2021 5:16:14 PM (No. 881584)
The RNC didn't so much "pounce" on it as Joe Beijing provided it.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: mifla 8/17/2021 7:07:56 AM (No. 882120)
If the shoe was on the other foot, what would you be saying NBC?
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