Trump says Biden using 9-11 as Afghanistan withdrawal date is too late, lacks compassion for victims

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: New York City firefighters work near the area known as Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City. Anthony Correia

NEW YORK, NY – On September 11th, 2001, 2,977 Americans died in a planned terrorist attack by Al Qaida terror organization leader Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. has been in a twenty-year conflict with 2,132 more American troops being killed during America’s longest war.

Not much has changed in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021, except that the man behind the 9-11 attack, Bin Laden was shot dead 10 years ago. His body was dumped in the ocean, yet America has remained in the quagmire of the Afghanistan civil war since.

Nation-building didn’t work. It didn’t work for Russia when they tried it in the ’70s and former U.S. President Donald J. Trump said enough is enough and ordered a complete withdrawal of troops by this spring.

President Joe Biden has since extended the Afghanistan mission another four months, issuing an order to cease involvement by September 11th.

Trump said that decision is a bad one on many levels. He said Biden should stick to the original plan and get the troops out immediately.

“I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, for two reasons. First, we can and should get out earlier,” Trump said. “Nineteen years is enough, in fact, far too much and way too long.”

Trump said he made an early withdraw possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars of equipment out and, more importantly, reducing our military presence to less than 2,000 troops from the 16,000 level that was there (‘

“Secondly, September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost,” he said. “Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do. I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule as possible.”

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