Cenk tackles political reactions to President Obama’s address from Afghanistan on Tuesday calling out former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for minimizing Obama’s decision to capture Osama bin Laden yet Rumsfeld ignored his opportunity to do the same. Cenk also talks to author Michael Hastings about how the president is playing both sides of the political aisle by saying the war in Afghanistan is over but US troops will remain until 2024. Hastings says, “If you’re an American soldier…the president leaves and you got a year left where people are shooting at you and there’s going to be hundreds of more Americans killed with this light on the horizon.”
Cenk and panelists discuss Syria, GOP 2016, and composting in NYC. Plus, former CIA officer Lindsay Moran weighs in on the UK G20 spying scandal.
- Reports that CIA has been unsuccessfully bribing Afghanistan for years suggests it might be doing US more harm than good
- In real life or ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ can torture help the US stop terrorists like Osama bin Laden?
- Ex-CIA agent says most government intelligence experts agree that ‘torture [does] not yield quality intelligence’