Since the fall of Afghanistan, a handful of politicians who served in that country have lamented the withdrawal and the implications for the Afghan people. None of them have said anything like this: “For 20 years, politicians, elites and D.C. military leaders lied to us about Afghanistan … What happened last week was inevitable, and anyone saying differently is still lying to you.”
Lucas Kunce, a Marine veteran and a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, shares his thoughts on what’s going on in Afghanistan.
“The only way out is to level with the American people. I’ll start. With the two-sentence truth about what we are seeing in Afghanistan right now…”
U.S. Marine veteran Lucas Kunce, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, says he “wasn’t surprised at all” at the quick collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban takeover. He tells Lawrence O’Donnell what was shocking is “the fact that the American people didn’t realize that this was inevitable when so many military people on the ground did.”
Krystal and Saagar are joined by former Marine Lucas Kunce to go through all of the lies told about the war in Afghanistan and more.
Kunce’s second-quarter haul more than doubled the $280,000 he raised after launching his campaign in the final weeks of the first quarter, with continued momentum in early July pushing the outsider Democrat’s campaign over the $1 million threshold a few days later.
Kunce has unveiled a dramatically populist campaign, attacking “massive corporations and corrupt bureaucrats…” That’s the sort of message that can resonate with everyday voters the Democrats have lost in droves for the past decade or two…”
Remember the St. Louis man who aimed a gun at protesters? He’s running for Senate — but he’ll have to get through this veteran first.
“We absolutely need to end the corporate monopoly domination of our economy, and the reason that we have that is that we have companies that are able to buy off our politicians and use them to write laws that strip our communities for parts,” Kunce said Friday. “I think we need to abolish corporate PACs altogether.”