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In a new Op-Ed for “The Hill” Juan Williams defends Biden’s leadership on withdrawing from Afghanistan despite widespread criticism and polling showing the majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the situation.
Juan begins with the contrarian statement “Congratulations to President Biden.”
He then claims:
Last week he gave the most effective, most honest foreign policy speech by an American president in the last 60 years.
Biden made no excuses.
And where the last three presidents kicked the can down the road, refusing to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan — even after more than 2,400 Americans died in that fight — Biden took responsibility. He shut it down.
Juan later adds:
The U.S. interest in Afghanistan was accomplished long ago. Our troops killed Osama bin Laden 10 years ago and even before then prevented Afghanistan from being used as a base for the terrorists who attacked on 9/11.
Now some Republicans are screaming about the humanitarian crisis caused by the return of the Taliban’s iron-fisted rule.
And they blame Biden for allowing terrorists to celebrate the U.S. departure from Afghanistan.
He later concludes “The cold, harsh reality is that there was never a good time to leave Afghanistan.”
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