Joe Biden has recently decided to abide by the troop withdrawal that Donald Trump started in Afghanistan before leaving office.
Biden even had to admit that the presence of Al Qaeda has been “greatly degraded.”
Hillary Clinton, however, is starting to ring the alarm bell, warning Joe Biden that this could be a big mistake.
Ending the Forever War
Trump campaigned on being able to get the United States out of forever wars.
He finally started to make that happen toward the end of his first term, but Joe Biden halted the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
After several months, Biden is now moving forward, withdrawing the final 2,500 troops left on the ground, which will be the first time in two decades there will not be a troop presence in Afghanistan.
Clinton was not exactly supportive of Biden’s decision, which you can bet was fueled by her hatred for Donald Trump.
She stated, “I think these two huge sets of issues have got to be addressed.
“I mean it’s one thing to pull out troops that have been supporting security in Afghanistan, supporting the Afghan military, leaving it pretty much to fend for itself.
“But we can’t afford to walk away from the consequences of that decision.”
Hillary then tried to turn it into a bit of a humanitarian crisis, stating, “How do we help and protect the many, many thousands of Afghans who worked with the United States and NATO, who worked with American and other NATO-connected contractors who stood up and spoke out for women’s rights and human rights?”
She continued, “I hope that the administration in concert with the Congress will have a very large visa program and will begin immediately to try to provide that channel for so many Afghans to utilize so that they are not left in danger.”
Notice how she also managed to slip in an increase for refugees from the country.
This may be on the issue that has created backlash and support on both sides of the aisle as well as among Trump supporters.
Everyone will be watching to see if Al Qaeda makes a comeback as well as if there is an uptick in terrorist activity the second the last boot leaves the ground in Afghanistan.