After 20 years of occupation, the United States definitively left Afghanistan, leaving the country in charge of the Taliban regime. Almost 20 days of criticism, controversy and attacks, the exit operation was finally carried out. This was the longest war in the history of the “free world”, exceeding by 5 months that of Vietnam.
Originally the output was scheduled for the 11 of September, a sensitive date for the Americans after almost 20 years, the terrorists of the al-Qaeda they will tear down the Twin Towers. This fact was the trigger for the president George W. Bush overthrow the government in power in the country of Middle East.
“The last C-17 aircraft took off from Kabul airport on August 30. Although the military evacuation has been completed, the diplomatic mission continues to secure more eligible American and Afghan citizens who want to leave,” he explained. General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the United States Central Command in charge of Afghanistan.
The balance of this stay was 2,461 soldiers killed, 13 of whom lost their lives in the attack that occurred at the Kabul airport last Thursday. After 16 years between Bush and Barack Obama, President Donald Trump reached an agreement with the taliban to leave the country, provided that certain objectives are respected by the latter. When number “46” reached the Oval Room, he ordered a quicker withdrawal without these requirements.
“Tonight’s withdrawal means both the end of the evacuation of military equipment and the end of almost 20 years of mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after September 11.. It was a mission that brought Osama Bin Laden to justice along with many al-Qaeda co-conspirators “, McKenzie added.
As for President Biden, after being harshly criticized by Republicans and by various media “establishment” that surprisingly came against him, he announced in a statement that “Tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon, I will address the American people about my decision not to extend our presence in Afghanistan beyond August 31.” There it is expected that he will explain to the public what were the reasons that led him to make this decision and later use the strategy used for the withdrawal.
“For now, I urge all Americans to join me in a prayer of thanks tonight for three things. First, for our troops and diplomats who carried out this mission of mercy in Kabul and at tremendous risk. (…) In second place, to the network of volunteers and veterans who helped identify people who needed to be evacuated, to guide them to the airport and provide support during the journey. And thirdly, to all who are now – and will be – welcoming our Afghan allies to their new homes around the world, and in the United States”, he added in the letter.
Then he took a moment to thank the aforementioned 13 soldiers who died last Thursday, twelve of them were 20 years old and one was 31.
Let us remember that the opposition fired hard against the former vice president for different reasons. Some like your friend Senator Lindsey Graham(R-South Carolina) He declared that he would have to be impeached for how he handled the situation in Afghanistan. Others like Former White House Physician Rep. Ronny Jackson(R-Texas), firmly believes that his cognitive capacity does not respond to him to hold the office of President of the United States.