- Aug 2, 2013
He actually slowed things down. Under the terms of the Doha agreement negotiated and signed by Trump (which is what Biden is enacting) with the Taliban this should have happened in May of this year. That’s not to say that Biden shouldn’t have seen this unfolding and at least prepared better for the obvious outcome.Yeah, I was reading over the weekend it’s one of the reasons Biden accelerated things recently ie well ahead of the midterms so it’s forgotten. I don’t think he expected this though
I’ve avoided the thread as it’s such a complex area. It’s difficult to find a 100% right or wrong in it all
I agree with a majority though, we should never have gone in, the objectives and end outcome were muddled at best. Just a message to Evo though (and your ex colleagues) it wasn’t a waste. We’ve had a decent period of lessened terrorism in the West and also many people in Afghanistan (especially women) were able to live more freely than they’ve ever done for a number of years.
It’s not ended how anyone would’ve wanted, a massive understatement I know ! it’s a fucking mess, but the efforts you all put in hopefully gave the Afghans a glimmer of what freedoms they could have. Whether enough of them currently want it enough, who knows, until then best we stay out of it other than take our fair share of refugees and Afghans at risk of persecution…I fear it might be too late for many though