Political Heat Put on President Biden

by Jan Frazier

Washington, D.C. (Washington Insider Magazine) – President Joe Biden has designated September 11 as the deadline to withdraw the U.S. Troops from Afghanistan. Even though it is still three months away, “political and humanitarian fallout from his decision is already rattling his administration.”

More than half of the troops have been taken from Afghanistan, and already dozens of Afghan regions have been seized by the Taliban. It has been said that Kabul’s government could most likely fall once the U.S. Has left Afghanistan. 

The regrouping of such terrorist groups as al-Qaida could also happen within the next two years.

Even those lawmakers who are supporting Biden’s efforts to withdraw are wanting to protect Afghans because they helped America in the twenty-year war. Therefore, the Biden administration “is now hurriedly unrolling an evacuation plan for those Afghans.”  This past Friday, Biden has had the chance to think about this entire situation as the president of Afghanistan visited the White House. Biden does not want to be thought of as the “president who lost Afghanistan.”

Republican lawmakers are having an “I-told-you-so-face-off” with President Biden. Does this mean the president could soon see the consequences of a disaster in Afghan? There are some lawmakers who are comparing this Afghan pullout to “former President Barack Obama’s decision to pull out of Iraq in 2011, which helped create the conditions for the rise of the Islamic State.”

Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wis), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said, “It’s eerily similar to Iraq. We withdrew from Iraq on a politically motivated timeline to fulfill a campaign promise, and then we have chaos on the ground.”

A senior administration official commented that the Afghan people need not worry; the U.S. is committed to them. At Friday’s meeting with the president from Afghan, Biden emphasized “the need for unity, cohesion, and for the Afghan government to focus on key challenges.”

The majority of Biden’s Democratic allies in Washington, D.C., are backing Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, even though things seem to be crumbling on the ground.

House Armed Services Chairman, Adam Smith (D-Wash), said, “It’s been proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that our military can’t solve the problem. So it was never going to be a great situation. But I think withdrawal is the best decision among a bad series of options.”


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