Good news, everyone! Afghanistan is going to hell in a handbasket as the Taliban retakes control, but at least they still seem friendly over there!

CNN reports:

You know what’s even more “utterly bizarre”? That take.

What is that reporter on? Opium?

That’s nothing to be proud of, CNN.

They literally did.

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Update:

Here’s the full video:

We do apologize for posting video that did not include the full context of Ward’s remarks. It was not our intention to cause any confusion.

Fair enough. Still, though, it’s truly unnerving to hear someone suggest that the Taliban could ever “seem friendly.”

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