Recently, the White House made a big deal about Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. I guess, with all his mounting failures, Biden was looking for a win. Perhaps he’d assume the biased liberal media would make a big deal about his decision to remove all American troops from the foreign nation on September 11 of this year.
Maybe, he hopes, this will make him look like a peacemaker, a better one than Donald Trump.
Not so fast, Joe. The fact of the matter is, Trump had been working for four years to de-escalate conflict in the Middle East. In fact, his administration was making a deal with the leaders of Afghanistan for a while. He’d had planned on removing all our troops (which he had previously reduced in number) on May 1 of this year.
So, the reality is, Joe is failing once again to do right by Americans. Troops that should be home for Summer are now coming back early Fall.
The 45th president had something to say about that.
“First, we can and should get out earlier. Nineteen years is enough, in fact, far too much and way too long. I made early withdraw possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars of equipment out and, more importantly, reducing our military presence to less than 2,000 troops from the 16,000 level that was there (likewise in Iraq, and zero troops in Syria except for the area where we KEPT THE OIL).”
“Secondly, September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost. Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do. I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule as possible,” Trump said. [Source: Office of Donald Trump]
President Trump raises several important points. First, he is reminding the world why we can actually remove troops from that country in the first place. After two presidents let fighting and conflict continue forever overseas, Trump actually worked to reduce our presence in Afghanistan. If it weren’t for Trump’s efforts in that, Biden would not be able to do anything now.
On top of that, Trump was making much better progress in withdrawing our troops. Why did Biden push back the date from May to September? Is he so bad of a negotiator, that he adds time and expense to our plans? This is reminiscent of Biden’s terrible vaccine rollout. Trump had promised all Americans could get the shot by May. Biden has pushed that back again and again.
Trump also brings up an important point about September 11. I’m sure the braindead advisors working in Biden’s administration thought 9/11 would a brilliant date for bringing home the troops. But Trump says that day should remain one of remembrance for the lives lost. Biden appears to want to distract from that day, in order to score points with the media.
President Trump is calling on the current administration to stick to the original schedule as much as possible. But it’s unlikely Biden will do any such thing. His agenda is clearly modeled on doing the opposite of Trump. I wouldn’t be surprised if Biden pushes back the date even further, just to spite him.
Author: Tom Smith
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