Do you miss me yet?: Trump blasts Biden over Afghanistan situation

U.S. Forces Afghanistan Base Defense Operation Center non-commissioned officer in charge Sgt. Michael McGraw from Mobile, Ala., stands guard as rain falls during an attack in Kabul Sept. 13, 2011 that lasted into the night. Insurgents attacked the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan headquarters and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Sept. 13 with small-arms fire from outside the secure zone surrounding these compounds. Photo by Sgt. Catherine Carroll

Joe Dwinell

Boston Herald

Former President Donald Trump is blasting his predecessor’s rush to pull embassy workers out of Kabul and sending 3,000 troops to Afghanistan to help with the airlift.

In a series of emails, Trump said if he was still in office “the world would find that our withdrawal from Afghanistan would be a conditions-based withdrawal.”

His criticism comes as cities and towns are falling to the Taliban with Kabul in their sights.

“I personally had discussions with top Taliban leaders whereby they understood what they are doing now would not have been acceptable. It would have been a much different and much more successful withdrawal, and the Taliban understood that better than anyone. What is going on now is not acceptable. It should have been done much better,” Trump said.

In another email, Trump added: “DO YOU MISS ME YET?”

As the Herald reports today, three infantry battalions, approximately 3,000 U.S. soldiers, are being deployed to Afghanistan in a rush to evacuate the U.S. embassy in Kabul as the Taliban push for total control of the country.

Those Marines and Army units will join 650 U.S. service members already deployed in Kabul, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

“This is a temporary mission,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, to ensure a “safe and orderly” removal of people.

The Biden administration is struggling to contain the rapid collapse of much of Afghanistan to Taliban forces.


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