Big Shiny Takes

Listen Mack (ft. Rob Rousseau)

September 01, 2021 Big Shiny Takes Season 2 Episode 12
Big Shiny Takes
Listen Mack (ft. Rob Rousseau)
Show Notes

This week we've got Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) on the show to talk about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after taking a detour through volunteer scabs, Calgary Herald ace Licia Corbella and who Rob thinks will take home the gold in our Worst Pundit contest.

Former British soldier David Mack writes in the Globe and Mail that the U.S. must stay in Afghanistan for at least another 20-30 years, crying crocodile tears for all the Afghans who will now be under Taliban rule.

We've let down Afghans, he says, ignoring completely everything that's happened in the past 50 years that contributed to the Taliban's rise.

If you'd like to hear part two, where we discuss automation by way of a piece in Rob's hometown paper and decide which is worse, sign up for our Patreon to have it in your feed next week.

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