President Biden vigorously defended his decision to leave Afghanistan in an address to the nation. He said it was not in the Americans’ interest to stay there. “I will not repeat the mistakes of the past,” he said.
Biden stressed that “he cannot allow his forces to fight endlessly in another country’s civil war. This is not what the American people want and deserve.”
He admitted that the fall of the Afghan government and the Taliban’s seizure of power came faster than expected. But he completely blamed the Afghan government and the Afghan army, which lacked the will to fight. There was nothing to be done against the unwillingness to defend the homeland, he said. That is why Biden remained determined to end America’s longest war.
Trump started talking to the Taliban
He pointed out that his predecessor, President Trump, entered into negotiations with the Taliban and decided to leave the Americans by May of this year.
So Biden was faced with a choice: Should he continue down this path and withdraw troops, or escalate the war against the Taliban again and send more American soldiers when the Taliban was stronger than at any time since 2001.”
The United States gave Afghans every opportunity to shape their future, he said, “but we haven’t been able to give them the will to fight.”
NOS op 3 gave an explanation of the current situation in Afghanistan and how the country got there: