Why Tucker Carlson's response to Afghanistan is reminiscent of post-World War I Germany

Woke military.
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No, the United States didn't lose Afghanistan because America and its armed forces are too "woke." But that's the case being made now by Hungary-loving conservatives like Tucker Carlson.

"It turns out the people of Afghanistan don't actually want gender studies symposia," Carlson said Monday night on his Fox News show. "They didn't actually buy the idea that men can become pregnant. They thought that was ridiculous. They don't hate their own masculinity. They don't think it's toxic — they like the patriarchy. Some of their women like it too."

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