Joe Biden is having trouble recalling why the United States entered Afghanistan in a shocking blunder.
JOE BIDEN has raised eyebrows after appearing to forget why the US entered Afghanistan in the first place.
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden talked to reporters at the White House about the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. He paused during his response on why the US invaded Afghanistan, raising doubts about his memory. Biden was one of 77 senators who voted for the Patriot Act in 2002, which granted President George W. Bush the ability to begin mobilizing troops in the Middle East.
“I was up in that pass when Osama Bin Laden reportedly ran out of harm’s way,” President Biden remarked.
“We went to Afghanistan for two reasons, the first of which was…”
Mr. Biden then lowered his head and paused, as if attempting to recall the cause.
“One, to bring Osama Bin Laden to the gates of hell, as I said at the time,” he said.
“The second reason was to degrade Al Quaeda’s ability to respond to more US attacks in that territory.
“Plain and simple, we achieved both of those goals.”
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