President Biden spoke Monday about his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan and the sudden takeover by the Taliban fighters. Here is some of the statement: We went to Afghanistan almost 20 years ago with clear goals: get those who attacked us on September 11th, 2001, and make sure al Qaeda could not use Afghanistan as a base from which to attack us again......Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation building. It was never supposed to be creating a unified, centralized democracy......That’s why I opposed the surge when it was proposed in 2009 when I was Vice President.....When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban. Under his agreement, U.S. forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021 — just a little over three months after I took office.U.S. forces had already drawn down during the Trump administration from roughly 15,500 American forces to 2,500 troops in country, and the Taliban was at its strongest militarily since 2001. I stand squarely behind my decision.
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