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  • as last weekend ít became therst country ín hístory

  • to defeat theghty Sovíet Uníon.


  • The retreat of Sovíet mílítary power from Afghanístan ís complete.

  • The last of Russía's regular army ínvasíon force ís out.

  • fear and uncertaínty werexedth joy today

  • as the commander of Sovíet troops

  • followed the last of hís men across the border.

  • CBS News Moscow correspondent, Barry Petersen, begíns our coyerage.

  • BARRY: It was the last hurrah. Thenal Sovíet combat troops

  • crossíng the fríendshíp Brídge on the border

  • between Afghanístan and the Sovíet Uníon.

  • The Sovíet commander, Líeutenant...

  • Look what you did, Charlie.

  • Hey, it's... Hey, hey, hey. Hey, hey!

  • lt's traditional to make a gesture towards the vanquished.

  • Gus, it's your honor. GUS: Okay.

  • Reports that some Afghan uníts have...

  • Well, here's to you, you motherfuckers.


  • ...determíned to show the world that the era of Sovíet mílítary ínterventíon

  • ín other countríes ís now over.


  • CHARLIE: Well, l told you. GUS: Told me what?

  • All we had to do was shoot down the helicopters.

  • Listen, not for nothing, but do you know the story

  • about the Zen master and the little boy?

  • Oh, is this something from Nitsa,

  • the Greek witch of Aquilippa, Pennsylvania?

  • Yeah, as a matter of fact, it is.


  • There was a little boy, and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse.

  • And everybody in the village says, ''How wonderful! The boy got a horse.''

  • And the Zen master says, ''We'll see.''

  • Two years later, the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg.

  • And everybody in the village says, ''How terrible!''

  • And the Zen master says, ''We'll see.''

  • Then a war breaks out,

  • and all the young men have to go off and fight,

  • except the boy can't 'cause his leg's all messed up.

  • And everybody in the village says, ''How wonderful!''

  • And the Zen master says, ''We'll see.''

  • So you get it.

  • No. No, l don't 'cause l'm stupid.

  • You're not stupid. You're just in Congress.

  • Send them money. You can start with the roads.

  • Move on to the schools, factories. Gus, now, it's a party.

  • Restock the sheep herds. Hey.

  • Give them jobs, give them hope. l'm trying. l'm trying.

  • Yeah, well, try harder. l'm fighting for every dollar.

  • Yeah, yeah. l took you from 5 million to a billion.

  • l broke the ice on the Stinger and the MILAN.

  • l got a Democratic Congress in lockstep behind a Republican President.

  • Well, that's not good enough

  • 'cause l'm gonna hand you a code word classified NIE right now,

  • and it's gonna tell you that the crazies have started rolling

  • into Kandahar like it's a fucking bathtub drain.

  • Jesus, Gus, you could depress a bride on her wedding day.

  • Hey.

  • Listen to what l'm telling you.

as last weekend ít became therst country ín hístory

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