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Biden not entirely to blame for Afghanistan


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 27, 2021 - 3:44 PM

A Times-Herald columnist is blaming President Biden for the decision to pull out of Afghanistan.

He doesn't realize that the withdrawal decision was made last year when Donald Trump's Secretary of State's made a deal with the Taliban to pull American troops out. The Trump administration also freed 5,000 Taliban fighters.

In June, Trump bragged that he had locked Biden into withdrawing. A Republican Congressman says that the Trump administration "set this up to fail."

You may be able to criticize Biden for the chaotic withdrawal, but one reason for that is because the previous administration intentionally blocked the processing of visas for Afghans who worked with coalition forces.

Bill Boyd

Newnan