Totally agreed that the withdrawal was an unmitigated disaster. Particularly for the defense contractors who lost a 20-year cash cow, the TV celebrity Generals whose years of bullshit was exposed, and the self-important globetrotting NGO do-gooders who have to find a new scam— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) August 31, 2021
Thank you, President Biden, for keeping a promise Trump made, but then abandoned when he got to office. https://t.co/S3LvPn79iZ— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 31, 2021
What is a “conditions based” withdrawal?
Lets ask this failed general who is the chair of the company that makes Humvees.
It is a rhetorical device for domestic political consumption that allows you to say to swing voters that you support “withdrawing” from Afghanistan and oppose “endless wars,” but if conditions change and you are reelected you don’t actually have to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. You can keep American troops forever at Bagram Air Force Base and the money spigot flowing to the Pentagon and defense contractors in the Beltway to keep Senate Republicans happy to vote against impeachment.
Note: H.R. McMaster and John Bolton were Donald Trump’s national security advisers. Both were committed to staying there forever.