Steve Breen for August 25, 2021

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    DIF20  12 months ago


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    dnie  12 months ago

    Biden will do what Taliban/Terrorists say.

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    rmfrye Premium Member 12 months ago

    When you’re able to rationally look at the situation, please let us know.

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    jean.balliet2  12 months ago

    You must be a Republican.

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    ncorgbl  12 months ago

    When Biden moved tRump’s surrender date of May 1st to August 31st, the Taliban made complaints and threats. Biden told them to stuff it. If need be, Biden will do that again. The Taliban is afraid we won’t leave, and even more afraid that Biden will change his mind.

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    Tomas Pernot  12 months ago

    Easy to comment from the cheap seats especially when you are not in harms way.

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    RetVet24  12 months ago

    to PublicBill; This is T-F-Gs’ ‘great deal’ with the TalibanWithin the first 135 days of the deal the US will reduce its forces in Afghanistan to 8,600, with allies also drawing down their forces proportionately.The deal also provides for a prisoner swap. Some 5,000 Taliban prisoners and 1,000 Afghan security force prisoners would be exchanged by 10 March, when talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are due to start.The US will also lift sanctions against the Taliban and work with the UN to lift its separate sanctions against the group.

    “The Doha agreement was a very weak agreement, and the U.S. should have gained more concessions from the Taliban,” said Lisa Curtis, an Afghanistan expert who served during the Trump administration as the National Security Council’s senior director for South and Central Asia.She called it “wishful thinking” to believe that the Taliban might be interested in lasting peace. The resulting agreement, she said, was heavily weighted toward the Taliban, and contributed to undermining Afghan President Ashraf GhaniThough the agreement bound the Taliban to halt attacks on U.S. and coalition forces, it did not explicitly require them to expel al-Qaida or to stop attacks on the Afghan military.In hindsight, though, said Curtis, the U.S. should not have entered the Doha talks “unless we were prepared to represent the Afghan government’s interests. It was an unfair negotiation, because nobody was looking out for the interests of the Afghan government.”

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    wellis1947 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Trump bragged at a recent rally that he and Pompeo engineered the Afghani withdrawal in such a way that it couldn’t be stopped or substantially changed OR terminated.

    Biden came under extensive criticism for extending it as long as he did.

    Granted, Biden substantially AGREED with the Trump withdrawal but never forget it WAS the Trump and Pompeo planned withdrawal and Biden couldn’t change it if he’d wanted to – according to little Donnie J.

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