No wonder the Afghanistan fiasco ticked off the allies so much. He promised them the U.S. would have a presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal.
Bloomberg Media reported that in June, President Joe Biden promised G7 leaders the U.S. would continue its presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal to provide security.
Biden cannot stop lying:
Biden promised U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, England, that “critical U.S. enablers” would remain in place to keep Kabul safe following the drawdown of NATO forces, the note said. British officials determined the U.S. would provide enough personnel to ensure that the U.K. embassy in Kabul could continue operating.
But the withdrawal of U.S. forces saw the Afghan government collapse as Taliban fighters raced across the country seizing provincial capitals, culminating in scenes of chaos at Kabul’s airport this week as Western governments tried to pull out their diplomats. The British embassy has since been evacuated, Johnson’s office said, and the U.S. embassy is now shuttered.
The discussions between G7 leaders highlight how Western governments were caught off guard by the speed of the Taliban advance. Foreign ministers in both the U.K. and Germany have faced calls to quit over their initially sluggish efforts to extract officials on the ground, other nationals and the Afghans who worked with them.
No wonder U.S. allies are so ticked off. I thought they wanted continuous war and nation-building.
Maybe they do, but this is a huge promise to break. Biden could have sent a text or quick email.
Biden told Americans the Taliban had no chance to take over Afghanistan. He told the allies a different story:
The British document also showed that the U.S. was privately briefing allies that they should be prepared for a Taliban offensive before any settlement that might have allowed former President Ashraf Ghani to remain in power. U.S. diplomats said that the Taliban would “test the Afghan government militarily” before they started taking seriously peace talks that were taking place in Doha, the note said.
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