Under President Trump, plans were put into place to finally remove all U.S. troops after the failed war in Afghanistan.
Thousands of lives destroyed.
Trillions of taxpayer dollars wasted.
And little has changed in Afghanistan after 20 years.
Last year, a peace deal was signed between the U.S. and the Taliban for all troops to exit the country by May 1st.
But as the deadline approaches, the Biden Administration claims that “logistics” stand in the way of meeting the deadline.
And the Taliban has already stated they will take action against the U.S. military for failure to adhere to the signed agreement.
NEW: President Biden is considering keeping US troops in Afghanistan until November, rather than withdrawing them by the May 1 deadline outlined in an agreement negotiated between the Trump admin. and Taliban, per two people familiar with the discussions. https://t.co/DJ74pkpdzJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 18, 2021
The #Taliban Could Launch Major Offensive Against US if Biden Stays in #Afghanistan
Sources told The New York Times that the Pentagon requested more troops or more air support if US does not withdraw https://t.co/MjuTeYNDj7 pic.twitter.com/whF1UFKJsy
— Antiwar.com (@Antiwarcom) February 16, 2021
#Taliban warned US to Withdraw US n NATO forces by May 1, if not face increase attack,its violation of Afghan Peace deal, US not in mood to withdraw troops n will review deal, US Russia dispute taking serious turn, What will be our World future after 100 yrs,it will exist or not? https://t.co/qJ9BZSifuN pic.twitter.com/QZZgAigS8B
— rituparna bharat sarma (@rituparnasarm10) March 20, 2021
President Biden says it would be "tough" to meet the deadline to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by May 1, agreed under Trump deal with Taliban.
The Taliban have largely stuck to a promise not to attack foreign troops since the deal but warn of consequences if date is missed pic.twitter.com/enBWk0veUm
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) March 18, 2021
Taliban Warns Of "Reaction" If US Stays In Afghanistan Beyond May 1st | ZeroHedge ~ Welcome to Biden’s America. https://t.co/yL6O0ruI0D
— Pat Hensley (@PatHensley14) March 20, 2021
— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 25, 2021
The Biden Administration is playing chicken with the lives of U.S. soldiers and risking more chaos in the Middle East.
Many civilians and politicians are ready for this failed and longest war in U.S. history to finally come to an end.
The war in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history, has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) March 22, 2021
Zero Hedge reported:
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said that the Biden administration plans to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1st deadline set by the US-Taliban peace deal that was signed last year.
“It’s a general feeling that May 1 is too soon, just logistically,” Smith said at a panel on Wednesday, according to Responsible Statecraft. Smith cited conversations he had with administration officials. “You cannot pull out ten thousand plus troops in any sort of reasonable way in just six weeks,” he said.
Smith said the Biden administration wants to “negotiate past May 1” with the Taliban. “Job one is to try to get back in to talk to the Taliban about at least giving us more time,” he said. Smith said the argument for staying is “purely logistical.”
While Smith claims May 1st is “too soon,” the Pentagon said on Tuesday that they are ready to meet the deadline if President Biden orders the withdrawal.
When asked by reporters on Tuesday if it is “logistically” possible to meet the May 1st deadline, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is confident that General Scott Miller, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, could get it done.
“I would point you back to what Secretary Austin said when we were in Kabul, which is that — that he’s confident that Generals McKenzie and General Miller, if a decision is made, to completely withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, that they will get it done in a safe, orderly, and effective way,” Kirby said.
February 8th marked the first full year since the war started in 2001 that no US troops died in combat in Afghanistan.