This is a blatant lie!
In an absolutely despicable act, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) went on ABC News and attempted to blame former President Donald Trump for Biden’s decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan which has since allowed the Taliban to once again reclaim Afghanistan.
According to Brietbart, ABC’s Jon Karl asked, “Ultimately, this is President Biden’s decision. He is the one who called for this withdrawal, is going forward with it. This didn’t happen in a vacuum. It was President Trump who negotiated the agreement with the Taliban to have a complete withdraw that was supposed to have by May 1st. Who bears responsibility?”
Cheney replied, “Absolutely President Biden bears responsibility for making the decision. There’s no question that President Trump, his administration, Secretary Pompeo, they bear very significant responsibility for this. They walked down this path of legitimizing the Taliban, perpetuating this fantasy, telling the American people that the Taliban were partners in peace. President Trump told us the Taliban was going to fight terror. Secretary Pompeo told us the Taliban was going to renounce al Qaeda. The Taliban released prisoners across Afghanistan. There’s real concern they’re not just fighters in those prisons who will join the battle in Afghanistan, but the terrorists globally will be fed new soldiers for that fight. The delegitimization of the Afghan government — at one point, President Trump said they would invite the Taliban to Camp David. ”
Karl interrupted, “On September 11.”
Cheney added, “Yes. This disaster certainly began— look, the notion of we will end endless wars, that campaign slogan, what we’re watching in Afghanistan is what happens when America withdraws from the world. Everyone who has been saying America needs to withdraw well we’re getting a devastating, catastrophic real timeless lesson in what that means.”
Sadly, Biden has been consistently wrong when it came to issues regarding in Afghanistan. On July 8th, Biden claimed that there would be “no circumstance” in which people would be lifted off the roof of the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan. He also claimed that the Taliban taking over the country would be highly unlikely.
Here is a photo of the exact opposite thing happening:
“There’s going to be no circumstance where you’ll see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan,” Biden said in June.
Kabul today.🔻 pic.twitter.com/XK6KsmAfi8
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) August 15, 2021
So, is Trump really to blame for Afghanistan’s failure? Share your thoughts in the comments below…
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