The “disgrace” that the president Joe Biden is, he should resign on Afghanistan is the call of his predecessor Donald Trump.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen in Afghanistan,” said Trump in a statement as Talibans swiftly took over Afghanistan and elected president Ashraf Ghani fled the capital Kabul.
Trump, in a statement, also didn’t spare the sitting president over surge in Covid-19 cases, domestic immigration and economic and energy policies among others.
Talibans have recaptured Afghanistan with lightning speed after they were toppled 20 years ago by the US invasion.
They took control of Kabul on Sunday, more than two weeks before the August 31 deadline set by Biden to complete the withdrawal of American troops from the country.
It was under Trump that the US brokered a deal with the Taliban in Doha in 2020 that would have seen the US withdraw all its troops by May 2021, in exchange for various security guarantees from the terrorists.
When Biden took power earlier this year, he pushed back the deadline for the withdrawal and set no conditions for it.
Trump has repeatedly blasted Biden over the move, saying it would have been “a much different and much more successful withdrawal” if he were still president.
“What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary. It will go down as one of the greatest defeats in American history!” he said in another statement on Sunday.
Biden has faced heated criticism at home that the withdrawal was mismanaged, with the United States racing to evacuate its sprawling embassy just a month after he played down fears the Afghan government would crumble quickly.