Stephen Colbert & Pete Buttigieg Discuss U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan: “Weve Got To Leave”

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert makes a generational leap in Democratic presidential candidates as guests tonight, as the CBS late-night talker welcomes Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

And in contrast to Colberts Wednesday night jokefest with front-runner Joe Biden — who is more than twice Buttigiegs age — theres not a lot of comedy in the clip from tonights show that was put out on Twitter. In fact, the topic is deadly serious: How can the U.S. get out of Afghanistan, and can we trust the Taliban in negotiations?

“I think the important thing is to make sure that we have a deal that works for our interests that is enforceable,” the 37-year-old Afghan War veteran said.

“At the end of the day, weve got to leave,” the candidate added later. “And this is the one thing the left, the right, the Taliban, the Afghan government and the international community can all agree on — that were leaving. The question is, are we going to leave well, or are we going to leave poorly?

“And I think what weve gotta do is we gotta leave with whatever assurances we need on keeping the American homeland safe but without getting sucked into a generation of guaranteeing all that needs to go right with the Afghan government.”

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