The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, has requested this Sunday the “Resignation” of the current president, Joe Biden, before the Taliban seize power in Afghanistan.
“It is time for Joe Biden to step down in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous increase in COVID-19, the border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence and our paralyzed economy,” has said in a statement collected by the American magazine ‘Newsweek’.
Likewise, he has re-emphasized his theory of electoral fraud in the last presidential elections that gave Biden the victory. For Trump, resignation “should not be a big problem, because to begin with was not legitimately chosen».
These criticisms have been joined by the Republican leader in the United States Upper House, Mitch McConnell, who has described the role of the United States in Afghanistan as “shameful”.
“The Biden Administration’s failed departure from Afghanistan, including the frenzied evacuation of vulnerable Americans and Afghans from Kabul, is a disgraceful failure of the US leadership,” he said in a statement.
Also the Republican congressman member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Michael McCaul, who has indicated that Biden, will have “blood stained hands” for the “absolutely disastrous” management of the crisis in Afghanistan.
“This is going to be a stain for this president and I think his hands will be stained with blood because of what they have done,” said the representative for Texas during an interview for CNN, in which he predicted that Afghanistan will return “to a pre-9/11 state, a breeding ground for terrorism. ‘
“I hate to say this, I hope we do not have to go back there, but it will be a threat to the country in a matter of time”, has ventured McCaul, who has also had words for the “absolutely disastrous” management of the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.
“I think the secretary has been devoid of all reality all this time since the decision was made in May” to leave Afghanistan. “I think it’s an absolute disaster of epic proportions”McCaul has said.
This Sunday, Blinken also defended before CNN the decision of President Biden to leave Afghanistan, because otherwise “the attacks against the US forces would have resumed.”
“The Taliban had not been attacking our forces or those of NATO during the period from which the agreement was reached until May 1,” explained Blinken, referring to the withdrawal agreement that was reached with the insurgents in the previous Donald Trump Administration.
The Taliban are about to regain power in Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict, after a resounding offensive that has led them to reconquer practically all the provincial capitals just ten days after the start of the definitive withdrawal of international forces. , culminating in the beginning of negotiations for a peaceful surrender of Kabul.