President Joe Biden -United States forces can’t be fighting a war Afghan forces are not willing to fight
President Joe Biden says the United States forces can’t be fighting a war Afghan forces are not willing to fight themselves.
He said the US mission in the Taliban-torn Afghanistan 20 years ago was to get the attackers of September 11, 2001 and not to build the landlocked Asian country.
“American forces cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves,” Biden said.
The militants captured Kabul, and many other cities, with little bloodshed — but in the capital, a sense of panic and fear overwhelmed residents, some of whom worried about a repeat of the insurgents’ brutal Islamist rule from 1996 to 2001
As posted on the official page of president Joe Biden
We went to Afghanistan almost 20 years ago with clear goals: get those who attacked us on September 11, 2001 — and make sure al Qaeda could not use Afghanistan as a base from which to attack us again.
We did that — a decade ago.
Our mission was never supposed to be nation building.
The events we are seeing now are sadly the proof that no amount of American military force would ever deliver a stable, united, secure Afghanistan.
What is happening now could just as easily have happened five years ago — or fifteen years in the future.