The President of the US Joe Biden on August 16, 2021, stated that he holds squarely behind his choice of eliminating the US troops from Afghanistan as he recognised the horrific pictures appearing out of the country after the swift Taliban takeover of the Afghanistan government.
In a televised address to the nation from the White House East Room, the US President announced that he allowed a decision between sticking to an earlier negotiated agreement of eliminating the US troops from Afghanistan this year or transferring thousands more US service members back into the country for the third decade of war.
He continued that he will not replicate the errors of the past and that he did not grieve his determination to continue with removal from Afghanistan.
The statement by the US President appears in the viewing of criticism of the President over the Taliban’s conquest of the war-torn country.
On August 15, 2021, the Taliban claimed victory in Afghanistan after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani escaped the country and his administration failed to make Afghanistan into complete anarchy.
We went to Afghanistan nearly 20 years ago with clear goals: get those who attacked us on September 11, 2001—and make sure al Qaeda could not use Afghanistan as a base from which to attack us again.
We did that—a decade ago.
Our mission was never thought to be nation-building.
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 16, 2021