Former US President, George W Bush disparaged the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. He said that decision could lead to further exploitation of the Afghan civilians. The Taliban is now free to slaughter them as they want to and whenever they want to.
Former US President George W Bush Criticized the Withdrawal of US Troops
George W Bush expressed his concern over the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.
Moreover, he highlighted the fact that the Taliban will now exploit the Afghans in every possible way they want to. Further, he added that this decision is a huge mistake. Besides that, Afghan women and girls are going to suffer immense harm. He also mentioned that it just breaks his heart when he thinks that the Taliban will now slaughter them brutally.
Angela Merkel Feels the Same Way
George W Bush also stated that even Angela Merkel feels that same way. The former US Republican President sent troops to Afghanistan in Autumn 2001 after the September 11 attacks on the New York’s World Trade Center. After expressing his feelings over the withdrawal, he stated that even Angela Merkel feels the same way he does for the Afghans. Merkel, who is set to retire after 16 years of political power has brought dignity and class to society. She has always made hard decisions seem easy.
Afghanistan Now Left on its Own to Deal with the Situation
The troops began withdrawing from Afghanistan in early April this year. However, they are due till September 11 to fully pull out the troops from the war zone. Most of the troops have already left and the ones who are still there will also disperse soon. Henceforth, Afghan troops are now left alone to deal with the Taliban on their own.
Former US President, George W Bush said that this was a wrong decision. Afghan troops no longer have the guidance above them. The United Nations is also concerned about the situation and said that the withdrawal will just bring more suffering in the war-prone country. President Joe Biden stated that it is high time for the US to indulge in this war and now the Afghans will have to find their own way.