U.S. Army veteran Matt Zeller goes off on MSNBC about Biden’s remarks on Afghanistan: “I feel like I watched a different speech than the rest of you guys. I was appalled.”


MSNBC host Lyin’ Brian Williams starts an interview with a US Army Vet by praising Biden’s ‘consequential’ speech, saying he didn’t run from it, but owned his decision to pull out of Afghanistan.

But US Army veteran Matt Zeller responded by saying he must’ve seen a different speech than everyone there and proceeded to rip into Biden’s speech hard:


Williams complimented Biden’s speech, claiming "he didn’t run" from his responsibility to the Afghan people.

"He didn't run from it. He owned it. He owned the fact that, as he put it, the buck stops with him," Williams said.

"I hope he gets to own their deaths too," Zeller fired back.

Zeller spent most of his appearance criticizing Biden’s speech, as well as the administration’s actions in withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

"I feel like I watched a different speech than the rest of you guys. I was appalled. There was such a profound bold-faced lie in that speech. The idea we planned for every contingency? I have been personally trying to tell this administration since it took office. I have been trying to tell our government for years this was coming. We sent them plan after plan on how to evacuate these people. Nobody listened to us," Zeller said.

Zeller also slammed the administration for not having adequate plans to evacuate the thousands of Afghan citizens looking to escape Taliban rule.

Wallace previously complimented Biden’s speech saying "95% of the American people will agree with everything [President Biden] just said. 95% of the press covering this White House will disagree."

"For an American president to finally be aligned with what such an overwhelming majority of Americans think about Afghanistan is probably a tremendous relief to the American people," Wallace continued.

Wallace also appeared to defend the speech against Zeller, remarking how "6,000 troops is not adequate to do what you just described, which is still hopefully the mission of the administration." 

"We made these people a promise. The Taliban are now actively killing them, and if we don't take them they're going to die. That's the thing is we have the means to do this. We have just simply lacked this entire time the conviction to do the right thing," Zeller said.

Zeller also acknowledged his own guilt in leaving citizens behind for the Taliban, stating he’ll "never forgive" his country for doing so.

"I can't forgive myself and I'll never forgive my country for doing this. I know exactly what every Vietnam veteran has been warning me about now. I'm going to live with the moral injury for the rest of my life," Zeller said.

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