Friday, June 14, 2024

Joe Biden Says He Was Right About Afghanistan Withdrawal

'I was right...'

(Dmytro “Henry” AleksandrovHeadline USA) Joe Biden insisted on Friday that he made no mistakes with the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which resulted in 13 American troops dead and even more injured.

Biden made his comments following the State Department’s release of an “after-action review” of the bungled exit, Breitbart reported.

After complaining live about the Supreme Court ruling that stroke down his $430 billion student loan forgiveness plan, a journalist asked Biden as he was exiting the room if he would admit failure in Afghanistan.

“Mr. President, do you admit failure in Afghanistan? Mistakes? There was a — there was a report on Afghanistan withdrawal, saying there was a failure, mistakes. Do you admit there were mistakes during the withdrawal and before?” the journalist asked.

Biden responded by saying that he was right to make the decision that led to U.S. officials, contractors, and citizens fleeing and dying after the Taliban swept into Kabul and toppled the U.S.-backed government.

“No, no. All the evidence is coming back. Do you remember what I said about Afghanistan? I said al-Qaeda would not be there. I said it wouldn’t be there. I said we’d get help from the Taliban. What’s happening now? What’s going on? Read your press. I was right,” he said.

It was not the first time Biden denied any regrets about the Afghanistan drawdown, Breitbart reported.

The State Department’s report that the journalist was talking about blamed both the Donald Trump and Biden administrations for failing to plan for the worst-case scenarios.

The report was released on the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend, which prompted journalists to question at the White House briefing if that was done to bury the report’s findings.

To this day, no one has been fired for the withdrawal that caused the deaths of 13 U.S. troops and approximately 170 Afghans after an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria suicide bomber targeted a gate at the airport where the chaotic evacuation was staged, according to Breitbart.

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