Stephen Colbert opened Monday’s The Late Show in a more serious tone this week, dedicating his monologue to the Taliban’s take over of Kabul.
The host began by describing the “complete chaos” in Afghanistan and explained that the Taliban took over in just 10 days, forcing residents to try and flee the country.
“We have had troops there for 20 years — they fought, they sacrificed, their families sacrificed so that we wouldn’t have a terrorist attack in America planned in a foreign country. Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a civil war in Afghanistan?” Colbert later reasoned. “We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill.”
Colbert went on to say that roughly 70 percent of Americans supported President Joe Biden’s decision