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Amb. Ryan Crocker: Afghanistan withdrawal was 'a very bad' decision, it's execution 'has been a real mess'

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Ambassador Ryan Crocker, a veteran career diplomat who's served in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan, as well as former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan during the Obama administration, tells Andrea Mitchell, "Strategically and for a long, short and medium-term interest, is the decision to completely withdraw from Afghanistan, was a very bad one. That said, the decision having been made the execution of it has been pretty bad." He adds, "this has been a real mess, and a huge self-inflicted wound on the administration."