Pelosi Praises Biden For Disastrous Exit in Afghanistan After Taliban Take Control

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After incorrectly predicting the outcome of abruptly withdrawing troops from Afghanistan after being there for 20 years and leaving US weapons in the hands of the Taliban, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thinks President Joe Biden “is to be commended” for “the actions he has taken.”

The statement from the troubled speaker comes after a struggling Biden decided to, without a plan, abruptly remove troops from the Afghanistan area after he promised that it was “highly unlikely” that the Taliban would be able to gain control of the country. Just one month later, the Taliban now controls Afghanistan.

Instead of condemning Biden, Pelosi praised him in a statement where she focused on gender.

“The Taliban must know that the world is watching its actions,” Pelosi said in the statement. “We are deeply concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls. The U.S., the international community and the Afghan government must do everything we can to protect women and girls from inhumane treatment by the Taliban.”

She continued: “Any political settlement that the Afghans pursue to avert bloodshed must include having women at the table. The fate of women and girls in Afghanistan is critical to the future of Afghanistan. As we strive to assist women, we must recognize that their voices are important, and all must listen to them for solutions, respectful of their culture. There is bipartisan support to assist the women and girls of Afghanistan. One of the successes of U.S.- NATO cooperation in Afghanistan was the progress made by women and girls. We must all continue to work together to ensure that is not eroded.”

Biden also issued a statement where he blamed former President Donald Trump for the disastrous withdraw.

“I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor — which he invited the Taliban to discuss at Camp David on the eve of 9/11 of 2019 — that left the Taliban in the strongest position militarily since 2001 and imposed a May 1, 2021 deadline on US forces,” Biden said. “Shortly before he left office, he also drew US forces down to a bare minimum of 2,500.”

“Therefore, when I became President, I faced a choice — follow through on the deal, with a brief extension to get our forces and our allies’ forces out safely, or ramp up our presence and send more American troops to fight once again in another country’s civil conflict,” Biden continued. “One more year, or five more years, of U.S. military presence would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country. And an endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict was not acceptable to me.”

Biden’s statement is completely false considering just one month ago, Biden asserted that there was no chance of a Taliban takeover.

“So the question now is, where do they go from here?” Biden said in July. “The jury is still out. But the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”

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