Tucker Carlson dismisses the strike that killed al-Zawahiri, then blames Biden for the Ukraine war

Carlson: “They wanted a war with Russia. And now we have one"

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Citation From the August 1, 2022, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): If you're Joe Biden, if you think about it, it takes a lot of brass to brag about Afghanistan, or even mention the word. Bill Clinton doesn't casually drop the term, "Monica Lewinsky," in conversation, he tries to forget it ever happened. And you'd think Biden would feel the same way about Afghanistan. His withdrawal from that country almost a year ago was the single most humiliating moment in American foreign policy since the fall of Saigon in April of 1975. There were a lot of ways to pull out of Afghanistan; Biden chose a path that seemed designed to inflict maximum damage to the interests of the United States. He did that. Kind of no debating it.

But Biden is not ashamed of it. He wasn't ashamed of it then, he's not ashamed of it now. Tonight, Biden gave a speech boasting that he's killed an al Qaeda figure in Afghanistan. Great. Feel safer? Of course you don't. Nobody does. And the reason nobody feels safer is Biden's response to the disaster in Afghanistan.

Rather than pause and learn from it, maybe fire the people responsible for it, not simply the self-destructive withdrawal from Afghanistan, but also the pointless 20 year war there. Rather than do any of that, like a normal person would do, Biden immediately set off in another direction, provoking yet another conflict, this one in eastern Europe. And he provoked it. They lie about it, but it's true. The facts are out there and it's very obvious. 

So just days after the Russian government announced, yet again, that if Ukraine joined NATO -- NATO didn't even want Ukraine to join -- but if Ukraine were to join NATO, then the Russian army would invade Ukraine. So days after they said this for, like, the 50th time in a row, Kamala Harris arrived at the Munich Security Conference and publicly, reading from a script, called for Ukraine to join NATO. She read the words. They were written by someone at the State Department, so they knew exactly what they were doing when they did it. They wanted a war with Russia. And now we have one. We're not winning that war, by the way. The main American casualties so far has been our economy, which is dying.