Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore shot back at critics of President BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE's withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that he followed through with a campaign promise and did so with relative success.
"I'm still flabbergasted that he pulled this off with such grace and precision and safety. Everything that we've been told by the media, the mainstream media, by pundits who did nothing but spend weeks criticizing his exit from Afghanistan. I don't get it," Moore said while appearing on Hill.TV's "Rising."
Moore argued that the U.S. was able to successfully negotiate the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan with the Taliban, an enemy that the U.S. has been fighting for 20 years.
"We did have loss of life with a random, vicious terrorist attack by ISIS. But whatever Biden negotiated, everybody kept their word. We left on the day we said we were going to leave, in fact we left the minute before that day, and the Taliban stood by and helped us leave," added Moore.
As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack approaches, Moore will be showing a free screening of his acclaimed and controversial documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11." The film explored possible motivations that the second Bush administration had in declaring wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as issues of voter suppression, mistreatment of veterans and class.
Despite the film being released about 16 years ago, Moore said the U.S. has not yet learned the lessons it should have following the 9/11 attack.
"I think, unfortunately, the film's all too relevant at this point," he said.