The Biden administration blamed Trump for the Chaotic Withdrawal from Afghanistan
US President Joe Biden's administration has blamed his predecessor Donald Trump for the deadly and chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in 2021, leading to one of the darkest moments of Biden's presidency, the Associated Press reported.
As the Afghan government fell, there were scenes of despair at Kabul airport as huge crowds tried to flee the Taliban, the BBC recalled.
On August 26, an attack on the airport by two suicide bombers killed 170 Afghans and 13 American soldiers. The US carried out a drone strike in Kabul days later, saying the target was a suicide bomber but acknowledging the missile killed 10 civilians, including seven children.
The White House released a 12-page summary of the results of a discussion and assessment of US policies surrounding the end of the country's longest war, taking little responsibility for its own actions and saying Biden was "severely constrained" by Trump's decisions, AP points out.
The administration said the detailed analyzes conducted by the State Department and the Pentagon, which were turned over to Congress yesterday, are highly classified and will not be released publicly.
"President Biden's choices about how to conduct the withdrawal from Afghanistan were severely constrained by the conditions created by his predecessor," the White House document said, noting that when Biden took office, "the Taliban were at their strongest military position since 2001, controlling or fighting for almost half of the country". "The outgoing administration has not provided any plans on how to carry out the final withdrawal or to evacuate Americans or Afghan allies," the document, also cited by Reuters, said.
The report highlighted the intelligence...