Trump Slams Biden for Not Following His Plan of an Abrupt and Immediate Withdraw from Afghanistan

Former President Trump slammed President Biden on Saturday for not “following the plan” (A full and sudden withdrawal without destroying the Taliban,) the former administration left for him regarding withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him—a plan that protected our people and our property and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America. The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground,” Trump said in a statement. (Seemingly unaware that he was the architect of not just the withdraw of Afghanistan but the release of their soon to be Taliban President.)

“After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent. That deterrent is now gone. The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power,” he added. (Just be sure you ignore the surge in attacks by ISIS, whilst Trump was incorrectly bragging about having defeated ISIS.)

In the past year, the former president drew down forces in the area. While in office, Trump said he wanted all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by May 1 and praised the prospect as “a wonderful and positive thing to do.”

Trump’s statement comes hours after Biden released a statement Saturday appearing to blame the former administration for leaving the Taliban “in the strongest position militarily since 2001.”

“When I came to office, I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor—which he invited the Taliban to discuss at Camp David on the eve of 9/11 of 2019—that left the Taliban in the strongest position militarily since 2001 and imposed a May 1, 2021 deadline on US forces. Shortly before he left office, he also drew US forces down to a bare minimum of 2,500,” Biden stated. (An act done only after Trump lost the 2020 election, abruptly pulling troops from war zones contradicting his own withdrawal plans.)

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

The second- and third-largest cities in Afghanistan were taken over by the Taliban on Friday, and Mazar-i-Sharif, the Afghan government’s northern stronghold, was taken over on Saturday.

Biden has authorized 5,000 troops to help get U.S. personnel out of the country, warning the Taliban of strong military action should they harm or endanger U.S. citizens.

“This is complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence,” Trump said.  (With absolutely no irony as he criticized the plan he set forth being enacted by his predecessor.)

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