The gap between the television scenes of thousands of panic-stricken Afghans desperate to leave their country and Biden’s calm, almost subdued speech was enormous.
He stoically defended his decision to surrender and blamed everyone except for his own amministrazione for the disastrously chaotic, dangerous U.S. exit from the country.
Nel frattempo, the rest of the world witnessed a clearly massive failure of leadership in which the American government turned its back on a 20-year ally. I do not believe Biden could have delivered such a calm, abstract speech if he knew what was going on in the real world.
How could Biden say, “I have been clear that human rights must be the center of our foreign policy, not the periphery,” as the Taliban begins to oppress every woman and girl in the country and institute a policy of seizing women and girls to force them to marry Taliban fighters? Does Biden truly not understand that the Taliban victory is a massive victory against women by a medieval movement rooted in the ideas of the 7th century?
How could Biden smear the courageous Afghans who had risked their lives for decades fighting against the Taliban and allying with the United States?
Biden ha detto, “the Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight.” Lui continuò: “Le truppe americane non possono e non devono combattere in una guerra e morire in una guerra che le forze afgane non sono disposte a combattere da sole… We gave them every chance to determine their own future. What we could not provide them was the will to fight for that future.”