President Joe Biden is ending U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
“I’ve concluded that it’s time to end America’s longest war,” Biden said in a prepared statement Wednesday, according to Breitbart. “It’s time for American troops to come home.”
Biden pegged the date of withdrawal as Sept. 11, 2021.
He also tacitly acknowledged that the deal was negotiated by former President Donald Trump. “It’s perhaps not what I would have negotiated myself, but it was an agreement made by the United States government and that means something,” Biden said.
“I’m now the fourth United States president to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats,” the president added. “I will not pass on this responsibility on to a fifth.”
Biden concluded: “War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multigenerational undertaking.”
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