The move to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is arguably the most polarizing bipartisan issue in politics right now.
While Trump supports the move, there are plenty on the right that believe it is a massive mistake to fully withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and turn the country over to the Taliban.
Senator McConnell (R-KY), who has been at odds with Trump as of late, is among those that believe this is just a bad move that will have horrific aftereffects.
McConnell called it a “mistake,” adding, “I think it’s important to remember why we went there.
“I think there’s a higher likelihood that the Taliban will be back in control of the country, maybe as early as the end of the year.”
McConnell is now flipping the script on his approach, calling it a counter-terrorism operation rather than a conflict.
He stated, “We’ve had about twenty-five hundred to three thousand troops there for counterterrorism and for ongoing training of Afghan National Army.
“I believe I’m accurate in saying we didn’t lose a single American military personnel in combat in a year, so it’s not like we’re engaged in continuous combat activity.”
Honestly, this simple rephrasing of the narrative could swing more support to McConnell’s side of the argument because nobody wants to see any terrorist group rise to prominence again.
At the heart of everyone’s concerns are the young Afghan women and what will happen to them if the United States removes all presence from the area.
On this issue, McConnell stated, “I worry about the future of Afghan women and girls. And we will end up in a situation much like we’ve found ourselves in before.
“We’re not there to do them a favor. It’s just in our best interest.
“And I think the president has made a mistake.”
Source: Fox News