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President Joe Biden Claims He Never Supported a War in Afghanistan

Biden avoids the criticism of a disastrous withdrawal of troops in late 2021

President Joe Biden discounted criticism of his pullout from Afghanistan during an interview with CBS News Correspondent Rita Braver, released on Sunday — and claimed that he never supported the war.

During the interview, the president said “no one’s come up with a way to indicate to me” how to withdraw “without anybody getting hurt.”

Biden additionally stated that he opposed the war from the beginning in order to divert accountability for the catastrophic withdrawal earlier this year.

“Afghanistan. Well, I’ve been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning. We’re spending $300 million a week in Afghanistan over 20 years,” Biden claimed. “Everybody says, ‘You could have gotten out without anybody being hurt, no one’s come up with a way to indicate to me how that happens.”

Biden’s assertion that he opposed the conflict “from the very beginning” mirrored his remarks in a 2019 interview with the Seacoast Online editorial board.

However, Biden’s supposed claims of opposition to the conflict in Afghanistan do not appear to hold up. Biden, then a senator from Delaware, joined his associates in a unanimous vote supporting the 2001 authorization of war against “nations, organizations, or persons” that President George W. Bush specified as having aided the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. 

Biden has also continued to tout his resistance to President Barack Obama’s “surge” of auxiliary troops into Afghanistan — an executive move that was taken when Biden was vice president in 2009. 

Opposition to that “surge” does not amount to Biden being against the conflict in Afghanistan since its beginning. 

The President went on to downplay the criticism over his withdrawal from the embattled nation, as critics focus blame on President Biden for injury and casualties during the withdrawal of troops. Much of that criticism comes as a result of breaking his promise not to leave any Americans behind.

“If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out,” Biden told George Stephanopoulos in mid-August. But, on August 31, about two weeks later, the President marked the end of the war in Afghanistan. That event was marked by a speech in which he admitted: “about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan.”

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg previously told Fox News that the post-withdrawal situation in Afghanistan is worse than the post-withdrawal situation in Iraq.

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5 responses to “President Joe Biden Claims He Never Supported a War in Afghanistan”

  1. Sorry, I never did well in spelling class. The correct word is “climb”.

    BTW it would be nice if we could edit our comments then maybe I wouldn’t look so much like a dumbass.

  2. He is the type of man who would rather clime a tree to tell you a lie rather than stand on the ground and tell you the truth.
    But that goes for most of the Democrats and a good number of Republicans too.

  3. Devon says:

    Great episode , they fight in a giant pile of spaghetti though .

    Sghetti wresslin

  4. pandusa says:

    Let’s play “Pin the Lie on the Jackass” He didn’t: Quid Pro Quo on VIDEO. Say he would not mandate vaccine as well as he would not take the vaccine (TDS before he was allegedly elected). Speak at funeral of KKK member/friend. Nominate a bunch of commies, a former eco-terrorist (Bureau of Land Management), former shoplifter (for something to do with treasury). Fly his son/business partner all over the world at taxpayer expense, on and on and on. Cornpop story (although the probably the least of his lies) still rankles me. If I wasn’t so far away, I would research it. I believe something is rotten in Delawaremark (other than the obvious). But even if it IS true, I would like to meet or see pics of some bad- ass dude called Cornpop. Biden has told more lies in the last year than most people tell in a lifetime. He either doesn’t remember or doesn’t care. Either way -LGB.

  5. Laharl says:

    I didn’t think we could reach those levels of gaslighting.
    It’s like that South Park episode (16×09, Raising the Bar) where “the bar” of decency keeps getting lowered and it takes James Cameron to go into the depths of the oceans to raise it. And Honey Boo Boo fights Cartman in the mud.