Obama recounted the “very difficult challenges and difficulties that lie ahead in Afghanistan.”
POLITICS. Barack Obama along with Joe Biden, on December 13, 2016. | Photo: Efe.
This Wednesday, former President Barack Obama celebrated President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan in the coming months, claiming that it is “time to turn the page,” he reported. The Hill.
“President Biden has made the right decision to complete the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement, while offering his thanks to the army officers who served in Afghanistan and the Afghan people.
“It has been a long and arduous fight in Afghanistan, rooted in our response to the deadliest terrorist attack on the American homeland in our history. American troops, diplomats, and development workers can take pride in their efforts to bring justice during 9/11, destroy Al Qaeda’s safe haven, train Afghan security forces, and support the people of Afghanistan. “
Obama recounted the “very difficult challenges and difficulties that lie ahead in Afghanistan” and asked the US government to maintain its diplomatic commitment to help the nation make progress on human rights.
“But after nearly two decades of putting our troops in danger, it is time to acknowledge that we have accomplished all that we can militarily and that it is time to bring our remaining troops home. I support President Biden’s bold leadership to build our nation at home and restore our position around the world. “
President Joe Biden formally announced Wednesday that the United States will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 and said in a speech from the White House that more time and more troops have failed to end the conflict and that now is the time. to close America’s longest war.
Biden did not declare a military victory. Instead, he said that a perpetual presence does not serve the interests of the United States.
“It is time for American troops to return home,” he said in televised remarks from the Treaty Room, the same place where President George W. Bush announced that the war in Afghanistan had started in 2001.
Biden said the United States has long met its goal of responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, noting that it has been nearly a decade since US commandos killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden.