Former President George W. Bush presided over a rather tumultuous time in American history, having not only been tasked with finding an answer for the horrific terror attacks of September 11th, but in also finding a way to convince the country that more violence would be the answer.
Bush would soon be taking troops into Afghanistan and Iraq, as these nations were known to harbor terrorists not unlike those that hijacked airplanes on that fateful morning. In choosing to do so, the Commander in Chief was saddled with accusations of perpetuating anti-American hate by the liberal left.
Now, as President Joe Biden looks to finally bring American troops home from Afghanistan, after two decades’ worth of war, former President Bush has some strong feelings.
Asked whether the drawdown was a mistake, Bush told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in an interview: “I think it is, yeah. Because I think the consequences are going to be unbelievably bad and sad.”
Bush, whose administration launched the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, specifically cited the plight of Afghan women and girls whom he said could “suffer unspeakable harm” at the hands of the Taliban.
And that’s not all.
Bush expressed similar concern for the fate of thousands of Afghan translators — as well as their families — who aided U.S. and NATO forces throughout the two-decade war effort.
“It seems like they’re just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal people,” Bush said. “And it breaks my heart.”
Joe Biden has already admitted woefully that the Taliban are likely to overrun the nation once again after US troops withdraw, which lends even more credence to the complaints being made by Bush.
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