Trump responsible for withdrawal from Afghanistan

Trump responsible for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Biden government claims – deal was done with Taliban in 2020, Trump said – playing the blame game

Apr 7, 2023 - 13:25
Trump responsible for withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Biden government in the US has blamed Donald Trump for the withdrawal from Afghanistan. A 12-page report released by the administration said Biden was forced to make decisions regarding the Taliban and the US withdrawal. In 2020, his hands were tied due to the agreement between the Trump government and the Taliban.
It has also been said in the report that the US government should have started the work of evacuating the citizens much earlier. After the report surfaced, Trump targeted the government through social media. He said that the idiots sitting in the White House had started a new game of spreading misinformation called 'Blame Trump'. Only Biden is responsible for America's failure and surrenders in Afghanistan and no one else.
The State Department and the Pentagon prepared a report on US decisions and withdrawal during the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan. On Thursday, he privately submitted this report to the US Congress. After this, the summary of the report was placed before the public. John Kirby, a spokesman for the Biden government, blamed the Trump administration's already weak operation in Afghanistan for the chaos.
The report highlights the Trump administration's negligence in Afghanistan and in some cases its deliberate retreat. Kirby said there was an agreement between the former President and the Taliban in Qatar in 2020. Under this, he had agreed to end the war in Afghanistan and withdrawal of the American army. During this, the release of thousands of Taliban prisoners was also approved.
The Biden government faced worldwide criticism after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Many countries expressed anger over America leaving Afghans alone and fleeing by leaving American weapons there. After the fall of the Afghan government, thousands of people reached Kabul airport with the aim of leaving the country.
On 26 August 2021, the Taliban attacked the airport with 2 suicide bombers. In this, 13 American soldiers including 170 Afghans were killed. A few days later, the US retaliated by firing a missile at Kabul, but 10 civilians including 7 children were killed in this attack. After this, there was an agreement between the US and the Taliban and the US forces returned from Afghanistan on 30 August.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer