Saturday, August 20, 2022

Trump slams Biden over “tragic mess” in Afghanistan


Zubair Yaqoob
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Former US President Donald Trump has denounced President Biden for not “following the plan” left to him by his previous administration regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Former President Donald Trump has issued a statement denouncing the “tragic mess” and saying, “Do you miss me yet?

“He fled Afghanistan rather than follow the plan our administration left him – a plan that protects our people and property, and ensures that the Taliban will never dream of taking our embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America,” Trump said in a statement.

The former president indicated that his administration’s policy with the terrorist ISIS constituted a credible deterrent, but Biden’s policies now have toppled this deterrent, and the Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America or its strength.

“This is a complete failure through weakness, incompetence and utter strategic disharmony what a shame it would be when the Taliban raise their flag over the American embassy in Kabul,” Trump said.

Former US President Donald Trump in 2016 made the case for ending “endless” wars such as the conflict in Afghanistan during his 2016 candidacy campaign, and last year he pulled troops out of the region while in office.

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Trump’s statement comes hours after Biden issued a statement on Saturday apparently blaming the previous administration for leaving the Taliban “in the strongest military position since 2001.”

Biden said Trump’s policies gave him no choice but to send more troops “to fight again in another country’s civil conflict” or drive troops and allies out of the country.

In the same vein, Biden authorized 5,000 troops to help remove American personnel from the country, warning the Taliban against taking strong military action if American citizens were harmed or endangered.

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