Washington: US President Joe Biden, while addressing American citizens on the Afghanistan crisis, said that I stand by the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The leaders of Afghanistan conceded defeat and fled the country without a fight. Along with this, he has also warned the Taliban that attacks on American citizens will not be tolerated.
If our people are attacked, the reaction will be strong
“We have made it clear to the Taliban that if they attack our people or disrupt our operations, the US response will be swift and vigorous,” Biden said in his address. He said that we want our people to return from there quickly and safely.
The decision to withdraw the army is right
Joe Biden said that due to the sudden change in the situation in Afghanistan, the situation there has become serious. In his speech, Biden justified the decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan and said that our military cannot afford to continue fighting there.
I stand squarely behind my decision. After 20 yrs, I've learned hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw US forces(from Afghanistan). We're clear-eyed about risk, we plan for every contingency…. this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated:US Pres Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/D2JymtsoEL— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2021
Afghan leaders flee the country
Biden said he was saddened by the current situation in Afghanistan but did not regret the decision to withdraw troops from there. He said that whatever the situation was, it happened suddenly and the Afghan army knelt down and the leaders of Afghanistan fled the country.