President Joe Biden is defending his Afghanistan withdrawal even though the Taliban took over the country instantaneously as the U.S. puppet regime disintegrated faster than anyone would have thought.
Even though Biden is keeping some troops in Afghanistan for the time being, the Taliban’s total dominance is going to make it difficult for the U.S. to maintain a permanent presence in the country. This stands out as a glaring foreign policy disaster among many for the military-industrial complex.
Still, Biden stands by his decision and is refusing to back down.
“I stand squarely behind my decision. After 20 years, I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw US forces,” he said.
Biden noted that he was following the peace deal signed by his predecessor, former president Donald Trump, and thought that returning to hostilities with the Taliban would be a mistake.
“The choice I had to make … was either to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season. There would have been no ceasefire after May 1. There was no agreement protecting our forces after May 1,” he said.
Biden admitted that he did not expect the extreme cowardice of the puppet Afghan regime, who were only assuming power because of shekels they were receiving from the War Party.
“So what’s happened? Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight. If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending US military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision,” he said.
Biden noted that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lied to him about his military’s willingness to fight. Instead of leading the charge against the Taliban and facing certain doom, Ghani decided to bolt the country with tons of cash.
“So what’s happened? Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight. If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending US military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision,” Biden said.
“Mr. Ghani insisted that the Afghan forces would fight. But obviously, he was wrong,” he added.
Biden is deploying troops to Afghanistan but he insists that they will only be there to get remaining military and civilian personnel out of the country.
“Our current military mission will be short in time, limited in scope, and focused on its objectives. Get our people and our allies to safety as quickly as possible. And once we’ve completed this mission, we will conclude our military withdrawal. We will end America’s longest war after 20 long years of bloodshed,” he said.
Biden’s full comments can be heard here:
Biden is channeling Ron Paul with his principled defense of non-intervention. The Taliban has clowned the neocons, and a permanent U.S. presence in Afghanistan seems untenable. A non-interventionist future may be within grasp!