Pence: US Withdrawal from Afghanistan Greatest Humiliation in Decades
The former US president Mike Pence has criticized Joe Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Former US President voiced his disapproval with US President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.
In an opinion piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal he details how "The Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan is a foreign-policy humiliation, unlike anything our country has endured since the Iran hostage crisis."
President Biden on Monday addressed the nation from the White House and detailed that "Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation-building. It was never supposed to be creating a unified centralized democracy."
Biden received an array of criticism for his decision to withdraw with former President Trump describing what happened as a "disgrace," and former President George W. Bush expressing "deep sadness" on the matter.
According to an Ipsos poll by Reuters, support for US President Joe Biden has fallen by 7%, hitting its lowest level to date as a result of the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government, and turmoil that had military advisers fleeing for safety.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stressed that Biden holds responsibility for any decision regarding Afghanistan.
Sullivan disclosed that the Taliban informed Washington officials that it was willing to provide safe passage for civilians to Kabul airport.
John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman, divulged that US commanders were communicating with the Taliban "multiple times a day" aiming to avoid conflict at the airport.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the US continued to reinforce its military deployment at Kabul airport in order to speed up the pace of evacuations.
According to the US military, 3,200 individuals have been evacuated from Kabul so far, including 1,100 on Tuesday alone, detailing that further reinforcement is being deployed at Kabul airport.