Sanders praises Biden for his promise to withdraw from Afghanistan and says Trump was proper to finish “Limitless Wars”.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Praised President Joe Biden for his promise to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, noting that former President Donald Trump had rightly tried to end “endless wars”.
“What President Biden is doing is taking up the deal that President Trump has put together,” Sanders said during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s The Situation Room.
“I’m not a huge fan of Donald Trump and his administration, but he was right to try to end endless wars. These wars cannot go on forever, and we have to learn that diplomacy, various types of educational assistance, and health assistance are in many ways far more important and effective than an occupying force on the ground. ” he added.
Logistics is the main reason the conflict could potentially continue despite Biden’s promise. Biden set a schedule to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. However, Trump had tried to withdraw all US troops by May, and former President Barack Obama announced that he would end the war in Afghanistan in 2014.
Sanders seemed to be pointing to the continuation of US engagement, saying that the The US must “do the best we can” to continue to support the Afghan military and government, but stated that “we do not have to spend large sums of money on this, we do not have to risk American life”.
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