Sara Carter on the emotional aspect of leaving Afghanistan

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


By Jenny Goldsberry

In her latest episode of the Sara Carter Show, host Sara Carter breaks down the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. She reacted to the BBC interview with General Scotty Miller. He is the current NATO general and America’s longest serving commander in Afghanistan.

Carter’s opinion on Afghanistan is hugely influenced by her wartime visits to the region. During her first visit, she met a little girl who had been hit by shrapnel. As a result she underwent surgery. While she was in her operation, Carter sat with her grandfather. He asked her, via the doctor translating, if he could pray for her.

“Now, I grew up in Saudi Arabia, I never had a Muslim man, pray for me before,” Carter admitted. “And I mean, I got tears in my eyes. He prayed that God would protect me that no matter where I travelled in Afghanistan, no one would ever harm me. And that I would get home to my family safely. He said this blessing over me and it really changed the way I saw the region.”

According to Miller, troops leaving Afghanistan are also emotionally attached to the country. “As we withdraw the force, we have a set of military orders. There are some military tasks,” Miller told the BBC. “But I don’t want anybody to think that there’s also not an emotional piece of this. Well, we’ve talked about is you cannot hide the emotional aspect of this.”

“I’ve got a lot of friends there, too,” Carter said. “And I know how Scotty Miller feels, you know. The general is speaking from his heart.”

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