VP on Afghanistan: “We will leave in 2014.”— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 12, 2012
It’s been a difficult and frustrating war—but preventing terror attacks from Afghanistan and preventing a Taliban takeover, have, I think, been worth it. It continues to be worth it. Why withdraw and risk Kabul falling, and all that might follow from that? https://t.co/JZ3q8vyA93— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 13, 2021
Joe Biden is ripping up the peace deal that Trump negotiated with the Taliban and is kicking the can down the road on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
“President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that drew America into its longest war, according to two congressional aides briefed on the plans.
The decision, which Biden is expected to announce this week, means the U.S. will keep troops in Afghanistan past the May 1 deadline agreed to in a deal between the Trump administration and the Taliban signed last February.
The move will likely prompt the Taliban to renew attacks on American forces there, which have largely halted since the February 2020 agreement. …”
We’re not pulling the troops out of Afghanistan at the actual deadline in May because we want to break the deal, prod the Taliban to resume their attacks and have an excuse to remain stuck there for another generation. Joe requested the largest military budget in history this week.
Note: BTW, Lloyd Austin announced today that we are deploying an additional 500 troops to Germany. The situation is said to be deteriorating on the ground there.