Former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the current head of the White House, Joe Biden, for the current situation around Afghanistan. This is reported by The Hill, citing a statement from the former president.
вЂњHe [Biden] is running away from Afghanistan instead of following the plan that our administration left for him. A plan that protected our personnel and property and ensured that the Taliban wouldn't even have the thought of taking over our embassy or providing a base for more attacks on the United States,вЂќ he said.
According to Trump's version, the Taliban no longer fears or respects the U.S. вЂњWhat a shame it will be when the Taliban fly their flag over the U.S. embassy in Kabul. It's a complete failure because of weakness, incompetence, and complete strategic inconsistency,вЂќ he believes.
Earlier in the day, Biden also criticized Trump in an official statement for what he saw as an unprofitable deal with the Taliban. вЂњI inherited a deal made by my predecessor that put the Taliban in the strongest military position since 2001,вЂќ Biden said.
U.S. President Joe Biden first announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in April. The process began in May and was to be completed by September; at the beginning of the year, there were about 2,500 U.S. troops in the country. NATO's countries are pulling out their troops along with America.
By early July, the Pentagon reported that more than 90% of the American military contingent had left the country. The United States plans to completely withdraw its troops by the end of August. Militants of the group captured the country's second-largest city, Kandahar, on August 12. The government now controls nine of Afghanistan's 34 provincial capitals, including Kabul (population 4 million).
Against the background of the strengthening of Taliban positions, many countries began to close embassies and consulates, as well as to evacuate personnel from Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden, for his part, ordered to deploy a total of 5,000 US servicemen to the country вЂњto ensure the safe departure of the American personnel and partners and the safe evacuation of the Afghans who helped us.