Biden Destroys Americas Leverage in Afghanistan

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Just like that, Joe Biden has destroyed America’s leverage over the Taliban in Afganistan by setting the date for the unconditional withdrawal of all US forces.

Northeastern University professor Max Abrams, an expert on terrorism, said that Biden “botched Afghanistan.” The Daily Wire said


“Any attacks against Americans after May 1 will be on him. If he foot drags on leaving after 9/11 he will also look bad & if we must return after that date he will look bad. We could have quietly packed up and left in accordance with the Doha deal,” Abrams said. “Imagine the optics if America is pulling out of Afghanistan on 9/11 under fire from the Taliban. This is such an avoidable shame.”

“Afghanistan is going to fall into war when the US leaves,” Abrahms told The Daily Wire in a statement. “The Taliban is too strong compared to the government. But the extra 4 months won’t change that dynamic. The only thing that will change is that the Taliban will probably start shooting at us because we betrayed our word to leave on May 1.”

“Afghanistan is going to fall into war when the US leaves,” Abrahms told The Daily Wire in a statement. “The Taliban is too strong compared to the government. But the extra 4 months won’t change that dynamic. The only thing that will change is that the Taliban will probably start shooting at us because we betrayed our word to leave on May 1.”

Politico said: “will likely prompt the Taliban to renew attacks on the roughly 3,500 American troops there, which have largely halted since the February 2020 agreement between the Trump administration and Taliban officials.”


Terrorism analyst Bill Roggio said: “Choosing Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary, as the date all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan, is a masterful propaganda stroke by the Taliban, and that will please its ally, Al Qaeda,” Roggio said. “Oh, wait, the Biden administration chose that date.”

“I give them credit for at least admitting they are ignoring conditions on the ground.” Brad Bowman, senior director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies said.

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs destroyed the administration!

“Stripping away all other aspects of the mission in Afghanistan so that we are only narrowly focused on counter-terrorism was the right thing to do,” Heinrichs said. “Suddenly going to zero brings significant risk, and announcing the date in advance means we could have a spate of violence against troops still there, and leaving on the anniversary of 9/11? It’s a gift to the Taliban.”


“This is just horrendous,” terrorism researcher Kyle Orton said. “The Biden people are clearly fine with the imminent collapse of Afghanistan‘s government and the reconquest by the Taliban. And to have Colin Powell (of all people) brought in to quote the Soviet example – as a positive! Lunacy.”

“John Sopko, the independent special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, warned Congress last month that U.S. withdrawal without a peace deal in place would be ‘a disaster’ and mean government collapse,” The Washington Post reported. “Others have warned of civil war, as regional warlords have amassed and armed their own forces.”