Former President Barack Obama praised President Biden’s “daring management” for his choice to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, calling it “the best choice.”
“President Biden has made the best choice in finishing the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. As we speak, we should always pause to pay tribute to the extraordinary sacrifices of the People who’ve served in our longest warfare, in addition to their households,” an announcement from Obama mentioned.
“After practically twenty years of placing our troops in hurt’s manner, it’s time to acknowledge that we have now completed all that we will militarily, and that it’s time to carry our remaining troops residence. I assist President Biden’s daring management in constructing our nation at residence and restoring our standing world wide,” Obama continued within the assertion.
Echoing comparable themes from Biden’s remarks, the previous President mentioned the US needs to be specializing in different world challenges.
“Since we started to attract down U.S. forces in 2011, america made clear to the Afghan authorities that we’d be step by step transitioning duty for safety whereas creating time and area for efforts to enhance governance and pursue diplomacy. Practically a decade later, it’s time to flip the web page to the subsequent chapter of our relationship with Afghanistan. There will probably be very tough challenges and additional hardship forward in Afghanistan, and the U.S. should stay engaged diplomatically and thru our growth efforts to assist the Afghan folks, significantly those that have taken extraordinary dangers on behalf of human rights,” Obama wrote.
Some extra context: As CNN has beforehand reported, Biden argued ardently to Obama that troops needs to be drawn down in 2009. He even wrote a protracted memo and faxed it to Obama from his Thanksgiving trip on Nantucket. His views went unheeded and that brush-off caught with Biden over time. Now, Obama is praising Biden’s “daring management” in lastly pulling troops out.