Joe Biden is on the verge of resigning as US President, as his own staff is “horrified” and “appalled.”
JOE BIDEN is under fire for his handling of Afghanistan, with one member of his inner circle calling the US President’s performance “appalling” and “horrifying.”
President Biden has come under fire for his decision to abruptly remove US soldiers from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover.
Hundreds of Americans have been stranded in Afghanistan as a result of the 78-year-failure old’s to meet his August 31 deadline for evacuations.
Since then, one administration official has spoken out against the under fire Commander-in-non-combatant Chief’s evacuation operation (NEO).
“I am incredibly disgusted and literally disturbed we left Americans there,” they told Politico.
“We failed that no-fail mission, which was a hostage rescue of thousands of Americans under the cover of a NEO.”
Another White House official stated that the operation will not be considered complete until all American citizens have returned home.
Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the US Senate, said that the departure had left Americans behind enemy lines.
“As a result of this self-inflicted wound, we are less safe,” he stated.
President Biden said on Tuesday that he accepted “responsibility” for his actions in Afghanistan.
After more than 120,000 individuals were evacuated from Afghanistan, including 5,500 Americans, he lauded the two-week military operation as a “amazing accomplishment.”
President Biden claimed that if the effort had been begun sooner, the logistical success would have been just as tangled, and that staying in the country would have necessitated the deployment of more American forces.
“I was not going to extend this everlasting war,” he declared during a White House briefing.
Around 5,000 US troops were dispatched to Kabul airport to help with the rescue efforts, but on August 26, 13 people were killed in a devastating terror attack in the capital.
Between 100 and 200 US citizens remain in Afghanistan, according to President Biden.
He asserted, though, that the US had enough leverage over the Taliban to assure that they could return.
The US President also noted that Americans had received “several warnings and offers to assist them in leaving Afghanistan, dating back to March.”
Following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, the war in Afghanistan began.
Nearly 2,500 US servicemen and an estimated 240,000 Afghans died in the 20-year conflict.
“This decision concerning Afghanistan is not only about Afghanistan,” President Biden remarked.
“It’s about bringing an era to a close.” Brinkwire Summary News