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US President Joe Biden has not had any real “smooth sailing” since being elected to the highest office in the land, and his problems are only just getting started.
This week was particularly bad, as Biden’s decision to expedite the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan has now led to the literal end of Afghanistan. No, this is not some sort of hyperbolic conjecture: Without American troops in the nation to beat back the Taliban, the terror organization has now conquered Kabul and renamed the country.
Now, in a move that can only make matters worse, Biden is behaving as though he made the only decision available to him, and insinuating that he’d do it all over again if he had to.
President Biden addressed the nation Monday, saying he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan after having a presence for 20 years, while admitting that the fall of the country to the Taliban “did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated.”
The president, speaking from the White House, said his administration has been “closely monitoring the situation on the ground in Afghanistan,” and is moving “quickly” to execute the new plans put in place.
“I stand squarely behind my decision,” the president said. “After 20 years, I’ve learned the hard way, that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces.”
Then, in an all too predictable bit of Democratic blame-shifting:
Biden placed blame on the Afghan leadership for the country’s plight, saying that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had refused advice to negotiate and erroneously insisted Afghan forces would fight.
This indignant behavior did not go over well with an American populace who’s long been growing tired of Joe Biden’s excuses.
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