We were not in this alone, after all. It is right for our allies who fought valiantly with us to feel betrayed.
Perhaps the most powerful and emotional criticism came from Tom Tugendhat, un miembro de la British House of Commons. Tugendhat, que sirvió en Afganistán, called Biden “vergonzoso” for disparaging the Afghan military. He said he had lost friends there and accused Biden of having “torn open” old wounds with a withdrawal that appeared to be a “defeat.”
Biden has also claimed to have been uninformed by his own intelligence agencies that disaster awaited a rapid pullout. That’s not what intelligence sources are saying in leaks to the media. This bogus claim further erodes his credibility.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin contradicted the president when he said Taliban fighters have been harassing and beating Americans trying to flee Afghanistan. Biden said he has “no indication” Americans are being prevented from reaching the Kabul airport. Reaching the airport and getting on a plane are not the same, as the Taliban have it encircled with checkpoints.