As we all know, the U.S. war in Afghanistan began October 7, 2001, when President George W. Bush launched what was then known as "Operation Enduring Freedom" with the UK.
That war lasted 13 years, 2 months and 3 weeks, until December 28, 2014, NATO formally ended combat operations in Afghanistan.
Now that we have actual history facts out of the way, someone please send this information to Donald Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson who appeared on CNN today and told the world that President Obama "took the U.S. into Afghanistan."
The comment came as Pierson was trying to explain that Donald Trump's "sarcastic/not so sarcastic" remarks about Obama being the "founder of ISIS.
Remember how Pierson blamed Obama for Captain Humayun Khan‘s death in 2004?
Well, on CNN this morning, as she was arguing with anchor Victor Blackwell about Trump’s “founder of ISIS” remark, Pierson actually said, “Remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time. Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem.”
Blackwell asked, “You’re saying Barack Obama took the country into Afghanistan post-2009?” Pierson said, “That was Obama’s war, yes.”
To be honest, I don't know which is more shocking - Pierson's woeful understanding of history or the fact that she actually gets paid to represent a presidential candidate.