President Bush warns that the withdrawal of Afghanistan could harm women and girls once the Taliban regains power


Former President George W. Bush said Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11 if the “brutal” Taliban returns to power is a woman in the long run. He said he was concerned that it could harm the girl.

Biden announced on April 14 that the U.S. military would withdraw from the region, stating that it was “the time to end the longest war in the United States” and “the time the U.S. military would return home,” on September 11, 2001. Mentioned the terrorist attacks. New York City cannot “explain” why US troops should stay in Central Asian countries.

“My first reaction is awesome, these girls will really have problems with the Taliban,” Bush told NBC “today” on Tuesday. “I am deeply concerned about the plight of women and girls in the country because of the many benefits.”

“I think the administration wants the girls to be okay through diplomacy. Find out. All I know is the Taliban. They were brutal when they ran the place.” Said the former president.

The war in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the terrorist attacks on September 11, when President Bush was president.

The move to drawdown combat units in Afghanistan was first manipulated by former President Donald Trump by a deadline of May 1, last year. Trump outlined the agreement with the Taliban, stating that troops would withdraw from the region in exchange for a promise from the Taliban to reduce violence, guarantee anti-terrorism, and begin peace talks within Afghanistan.

The president has not yet specified whether special operations forces will remain in Afghanistan. As of this year, as many as 1,000 special operations forces are reported to remain in the area.

Mr Biden said last week he decided to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan after consulting with President Bush, Vice President Kamala Harris, military leaders and lawmakers.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was a member of a team that negotiated a country exit strategy with Tullivan under the Trump administration, said last week that Biden was doing the “right thing”, but how the Biden administration plans. He emphasized that it is important to do it.

Pompeo said Fox News’s “America Reports” The Biden administration’s tactics, decisions, timing, and implementation of the withdrawal of combat troops in the region after May 1 will be key.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will speak to the media at the State Department in Washington on November 24, 2020. (Sole robe / pool photo via AP)

“We need to make sure our European partners are involved … and the Taliban need to make important decisions. [They] We must decide whether they want to be part of the Pariah state and cause many problems or be part of Afghanistan’s solution. “

He added, “It’s a long way for them to choose that choice, but that’s right for them, and even if they choose the other way, the United States will provide Afghanistan with billions of dollars in support. We should support it, subject to the decision that all Afghan leaders do it right. “

Biden said the United States would continue to provide security assistance to Afghan troops, adding that if the Taliban attacked, the U.S. military would protect itself with “all available tools.”

In a sudden visit to Afghanistan on April 15, Secretary of State Antony Blinken also warned that the attack on US troops during the Taliban’s withdrawal should be understood to be filled with force.

“It’s very important to realize that if the Taliban rejects the political process and tries to seize the country, it’s never legal or permanent,” Blinken told reporters. ..