President Biden’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan is still causing reverberations worldwide, as thousands clamor to be evacuated from Kabul amidst the tragic Taliban victory. Meanwhile, Biden makes deceptive and disingenuous speeches trying to justify his decision.
However, according to the late Richard Holbrooke’s diary, Biden was staunchly in favor of simply and recklessly pulling out of Afghanistan as far back as at least 11 years ago.
And Biden callously didn’t give a damn about the repercussions back then either.
Holbrooke was appointed special advisor on Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2009 and was one of Team Obama-Biden’s top advisors on US policy there until his death in December of 2010.
In 2010, then Vice President Biden reportedly told Holbrooke that the U.S. had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the cost for the Afghan people, reports the Daily Mail, adding that.
According to Holbrooke, when Biden was asked about America’s obligation to maintain their presence in Afghanistan to protect vulnerable civilians, he scornfully replied by referencing the US exit from southeast Asia in 1973.
‘F*** that, we don’t have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.’
Biden has defended his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, despite harsh criticism over the botched execution and claims that he ignored intelligence community warnings that Kabul could quickly fall to the Taliban.
Biden’s remarks to Holbrooke were reportedly revealed in his diary, much of which was turned over to his official biographer George Packer following his death.
Biden made the heartless comparison between pulling out of Afghanistan and the evacuation of Vietnam just months before Holbrooke died.
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