(InfoWars) – Fox News host Tucker Carlson explained how the U.S. military has been lying to the American people about “progress” in the Afghanistan War for the last two decades.

“Consider that no matter how badly our mission in Afghanistan was deteriorating-we were never clear on what that mission was-but clearly, our strategy of pacifying the nation was falling apart,” Carlson said Friday on his “Tucker Carlson Tonight” opening monologue.

“No matter how bad it got in Afghanistan, the Pentagon and its spokesmen repeatedly told us they were making incredible progress. And “progress” is the word they used again and again and again-almost as if they coordinated it.”

Carlson went on to play several clips of military brass over the years talking about the incredible “progress” the U.S. has made in Afghanistan.

“So if you’re wondering why Americans are so confused that Kabul fell in an afternoon and the Taliban controlled the country we occupied for 20 years, maybe it’s because they thought we were making progress,” Carlson noted.

Carlson explained how that attitude extended to Joe Biden himself, who told the American people that we were making great “progress” in the Middle Eastern country, despite telling installed Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani in a private phone call released by Reuters that the situation wasn’t looking good.

“So considering that whole chronology – consider the news Reuters broke this week about Joe Biden’s recent conversation with the guy we installed as the “president” of Afghanistan, some college professor called Ashraf Ghani,” Carlson said.

“Joe Biden told Ghani that, even as the Taliban was taking over the country this summer, the most important thing was keeping up the appearance of, you guessed it, progress. ‘I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,’ Biden said. ‘And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.’”

Carlson then concluded that it’s become U.S. military doctrine to lie to the American people, and even more so with Biden in charge.

“Lying to the rest of us about what is actually happening with our troops with our money in our name in a foreign country has been the philosophy of this nation’s military establishment for the last twenty years, and it’s also the philosophy of every high-ranking official in the Biden administration,” Carlson said.

“Project the illusion of progress, even when it’s clear we’re failing. Tony Blinken, who runs the State Department ineptly, just announced the news that more than a hundred American citizens are trapped in Afghanistan-really kind of progress.”

“So now, we’re arming the Taliban and marooning our own citizens in Afghanistan. Who could possibly have seen that coming?” he added.

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