Biden unapologetic about catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden is still dealing with the fallback from the botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan last August.

In a rare press conference Wednesday, however, Biden indicated that he wouldn’t have done anything differently with regard to Afghanistan and said he made “no apologies” for what occurred on his watch, PJ Media reported.

“I make no apologies”

The stunning remark from Biden came in response to a multi-part question regarding the perceived incompetence of his administration. The chaotic pullout from Afghanistan was cited by a reporter as just one issue causing Americans to lose faith in their federal government.

In response, Biden initially acknowledged that questions about Afghanistan were “legitimate,” but then launched into his tired, old talking points, pointing to the costs of keeping troops there, both in terms of taxpayer dollars and American lives.

“There was no way to get out of Afghanistan, after 20 years, easily. Not possible, no matter when you did it,” Biden said, according to a White House transcript. “And I make no apologies for what I did.”

“We can’t solve every problem”

Biden quickly added that he has “a great concern for the women and men who were blown up on the line at the airport by a terrorist attack against them.”

Still, he claimed that if he hadn’t pulled out of Afghanistan when he did, tens of thousands of more troops would have to be deployed, and an untold number of them would have ended up wounded or dead.

Also during his Wednesday presser, Biden compared the horrors facing Afghans under oppressive Taliban rule to concerning issues in other parts of the world. “I feel badly about a whole range of things around the world — that we can’t solve every problem. And so I don’t view that as a competence issue,” he declared.

Afghanistan: Worse now than before

In its report, PJ Media argued that Biden’s latest remarks on the Afghanistan withdrawal substantially undermine the narrative being pushed by the media that the president is a compassionate and empathetic individual who will lead the world with those traits at the forefront.

It’s hard to forget the events that transpired during and immediately after the seemingly unplanned and hasty withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan — a move that occurred prior to the haphazard emergency evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies there and that resulted in a Taliban takeover that’s put more lives at risk.

Thanks to the sudden absence of American and allied forces, famine and a faltering economy are threatening the lives of millions of Afghan people, according to NBC News — and per a Foreign Policy report from November, hundreds of U.S. citizens and thousands of legal permanent residents still remain stranded in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, with little prospect of escape or rescue.

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