BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So everybody wants this war to end, but as Gen. [James] Mattis told us on this couch, or downstairs, they get a vote. The enemy gets a vote, too, and they weren't going to stop. We still have troops in Korea and we still have an opportunity to keep peace in there by our presence. The same thing with Afghanistan. We're not fighting every day. Our presence allows us to stop buildings from falling in Manhattan and the Pentagon.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): We assured the president of Iran -- I mean of Afghanistan that we would not leave, we would not abandon ship. We have 14,000 troops there right now, the president wants to bring home, or is talking about possibly bringing home, 5,000 troops.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Bringing it down to like 8,600, something like that. We get it. The president made a campaign promise: He would get us out of Afghanistan. But, when you look at the political peril for the president, it would be much worse for the United States to pull out, and then for the government of Afghanistan to fall, and for them to recreate a sanctuary there. And then whatever goodwill he has built up with the American public over what he did to ISIS in Syria, that would just be negated. It would just disappear.
EARHARDT: It's tough. It's tricky because --
KILMEADE: Perfectly said.
EARHARDT: -- yes, you want to bring our troops home because they're moms, they're dads. They have family here. If it's not necessary, bring them home. But you're right. All that work, all of that work, to fix the terrorism problem over there and then to abandon ship, and then the terrorism problem continue, would be a disaster.