Yes, I support Biden.
Unfortunately, I’m not surprised by the right winger’s, including Trumper’s, failure to analyze an issue. It is much easier to just regurgitate Fox ‘news’ and Republican sound bites. One Democratic and two Republican Administrations went along with the premise that Afghanistan could be a government rather than a compilation of barbarous tribes and warlords.
Trump and Pompeo’s shortsighted bungling set up the present Afghan disaster. Trump authorized negotiations with the Taliban without the participation of the Afghan government. This was a Taliban demand and Trump acceded to it, demoralizing the Afghan government and its military. Later, last year Pompeo met with a Taliban delegation in Qatar. Pompeo and Trump told the Taliban we would remove all US troops from Afghanistan and free Taliban prisoners if they committed to stopping attacks against the US. Trump then pressed the Afghans to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners only to watch them go back into the fight against the Afghans who released them.
The Taliban then began to negotiate the dissolving of Afghan military units throughout the country during the drastic drawdown of our military presence. Consequently when the Taliban take over started the Afghan government just melted away and its leaders fled the country. Of course, Biden thought the Afghan military would, perhaps, prop up the government, or at least slow the Taliban down. Right or wrong, this is a reasonable assumption given 20 years of our training the Afghan military and providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars in funds, weapons and supplies.
To our Afghan veterans and any others who are disillusioned and wondering what it was all for....I say welcome to Vietnam mother procreators.