The U.S. president spoke Monday evening about the situation in Afghanistan. Although he regretted the current situation, he defended his decision to withdraw US forces “firmly” and threatened to use force if the Taliban disrupted the exit.
LDespite the capture of Kabul by the Taliban, President Joe Biden on Monday defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. “After 20 years, I reluctantly learned that there was not a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. I’m very sorry, but I do not regret my decision,” the U.S. president told the nation. “The truth is, everything happened faster than we expected,” he said. Agreed from the White House.
“Our goal in Afghanistan was never to build a nation. It was never intended to create a centralized integrated democracy,” he said, adding that the only goal is “today and always to prevent terrorist attacks on American soil.”
The United States has given the Afghan military “every opportunity” to fight the Taliban, and the US president has promised that China and Russia will “love” the United States for being trapped in Afghanistan.
Finally, Joe Biden threatened to “use catastrophic force” if the Taliban disrupted the exit.
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