The U.S. military has begun withdrawing troops from the Afghanistan region, but Taliban forces are not making the exit easy.
The Trump administration originally set a drawback deadline for May, but Joe Biden has pushed that deadline back to September 11th, the 20th anniversary of war in the Middle East.
The move to withdraw troops has received backlash, namely from the RINO wing of the Republican party. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who would prefer to see America in perpetual war, has said removing troops would be a “grave mistake” before “ensuring Taliban’s defeat.”
Now, the U.S. has started the final withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
“I now have a set of orders. We will conduct an orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan and that means transitioning bases and equipment to the Afghan security forces.”
The Ministry of Interior says that Taliban has conducted 62 bomb blasts and 6 suicide bombings in the last 11 days, killing 63 civilians and wounding 180 more. #Afghanistan
— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) April 25, 2021
The Taliban continues their antagonistic military activity even though the U.S. has pushed for peace talks. According to recent reports, Taliban forces have killed 63 civilians and wounded 180 more by conducting 62 bomb blasts and more than six suicide bombings.
Architect of the 20-year war, Former President George W. Bush, issued a warning last week urging the U.S. to remain in the region, saying he hopes the U.S. “doesn’t make a move we will soon regret.”
With total disregard of the American soldiers who’ve lost their lives at the hands of Bush’s decision to implant the U.S. in such a militarily disadvantageous situation, the former president had this to say:
“A lot of gains have been made, and so I’m deeply concerned about the plight of women and girls in that country.”
Biden has maintained his withdrawal timeline despite backlash from RINOs.
"We won't be staying a long time".
US President Joe Biden says it will be "hard" to meet the May 1 deadline to pull troops out of Afghanistan but says he's in talks with allies and partners to "end this war".
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 25, 2021
Author: Elizabeth Tierney