Former US president Donald Trump has condemned the withdrawal from Afghanistan as the “most embarrassing moment” in American history, expressing his disapproval at a forum in Pennsylvania.
Trump highlighted the absence of American casualties in Afghanistan during his administration, contrasting it with the tragic loss of 13 soldiers after the recent withdrawal.
According to Trump, the US left behind a staggering $85 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan, raising concerns about the implications of such abandonment.
Trump accused the current administration of facilitating Afghanistan’s rise as a significant seller of military equipment, implying that it is profiting from American assets left behind.
The debate surrounding the US withdrawal from Afghanistan continues to be contentious, with Trump’s remarks shedding light on perceived shortcomings and the ensuing repercussions.
Trump’s critique underscores broader discussions about the handling of the withdrawal and its aftermath, fueling ongoing debates about US foreign policy and national security decisions.
Meanwhile, the special counsel report released Thursday disclosed President Joe Biden’s handling of highly classified information, including details related to Afghanistan, both during his time as a private citizen and as vice president. Despite the revelation, the report concluded that there were no grounds for criminal charges against him.
Special counsel Robert Hur’s year-long investigation into Biden’s actions raised concerns about his management of sensitive government documents and his memory, potentially impacting perceptions of his competence and age, crucial factors for voters evaluating his suitability for reelection.
Handwritten notes to former President Barack Obama opposing troop increases in Afghanistan were included in the report, along with details of Biden’s handling of classified documents. However, the report clarified that Biden would not face criminal charges.
Described as an “elderly man” with a “weak memory” by the special counsel, Biden’s inability to recall key events during interviews raised further questions about his fitness for office. The report emphasized the potential national security risks posed by Biden’s actions.
Biden’s response to the report highlighted his cooperation with the investigation and emphasized his return of classified documents without obstruction. Conversely, former President Donald Trump criticized the perceived selective prosecution, alleging political motives behind the charges against him.