President Biden told reporters Thursday that he bears responsibility for the “messy” evacuation and consequential suicide bombings in Kabul.
“I bear responsibility for fundamentally all that’s happened,” Biden told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy following a press briefing. “You know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban that he would get all American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1.
“In return, he was given the commitment that the Taliban would continue to attack others, but would not attack any American forces. Remember that?” Biden asked.
The Fox News reporter did not answer the president’s question but instead asked whether he thinks Americans have a problem with how the withdrawal process has gone.
The president proceeded to bow his head and rested his face on his hands before saying, “I think they have an issue that people are likely to get hurt, some as we’ve seen have gotten killed, and that it is messy.”
Earlier this year, Biden extended the original departure deadline agreed to under the Trump administration from May 1 to Sept. 11, 2021. He then announced in July that the military mission in Afghanistan would conclude on Aug. 31.
Afghanistan collapsed just weeks after the majority of U.S. troops and NATO allies had withdrawn, and by Aug. 15 the Taliban took over the capital.
(Source: Fox News)
Trump and Pompeo negotiated the surrender to the Taliban with a promise to be gone by May 2021. They also undermined the Afghani government that had no role in the Doha negotiations with the Taliban. Biden totally screwed up the withdrawal.
A plague on both of them
Joe is a natural born leader. All those years fighting alongside Richard Blumenthal on the killing fields of Vietnam and Cambodia are now paying off big time. We are so lucky to have Joe Biden as our commander in chief at this critical time.
Where’s congresswoman tlaib & omar, CRICKETS! maybe it should be looked into how much access their pages, interns & staff have to critical info! EG: Swallwell(Fang FanG), Feinstein & Her Chauffeur!
Such a piece of garbage.
He said it was a tough day, they musts woke him up twice today!
It’s Bush’s fault!
These Dems don’t take responsibility for anything.
DIMWIT____how long will it take to diminish this inhuman waste to a button of mushroom dung
To “not getting involved” yes yes, but you forgot to include Brian Williams!
> “the former president made a deal with the Taliban .. In return, he was given the commitment that the Taliban would continue to attack others, but would not attack any American forces. Remember that?” Biden asked.
What I remember was an agreement for a coalition government – and a serious threat by the same (Trump) administration that assassinated (among others) that famed Sulemani, that if the Taliban get out of hand he would flood the country with troops to wipe them all out. And that was threatened by a president who obviously didn’t care about how it would look or what the press had top say about such a mass invasion, and in fact the Taliban may well have thought of him as crazier and more extreme than themselves (in oterhs words, they took him at his word).
A president, unlike trump, who accepts responsibility.