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Trump: ‘I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan’

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Former President Donald Trump is criticizing President Joe Biden for selecting the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to pull out the U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Trump praised Biden for his plan to remove all remaining troops but argued that as every year, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks should be used as a time of “reflection and remembrance” for the lives lost.

“I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, for two reasons,” Trump wrote in a statement released by his office.

“First, we can and should get out earlier. Nineteen years is enough, in fact far too much and way too long […] 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.”

“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.”

Biden announced last week that he is pulling 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan between May 1 and Sept.

“We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives,” Biden said in his Wednesday speech. “Bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda is degraded in Afghanistan and it’s time to end the forever war.”

“We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result,” Biden continued.

“I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth.”

Trump said in November that he wanted “all” troops home by Christmas, and for a full withdrawal to be completed by January 15, before Biden’s inauguration.

At the time, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was in support of the move, saying, “We have a chance to end this war in Afghanistan smartly and well. But we’re going to need a residual US force, a counterterrorism presence for years to come, because I don’t trust the Taliban to police al Qaeda and ISIS.”

Graham is now calling the move “dumber than dirt,” saying Biden was “paving the way for another 9/11.”

“President Biden will have, in essence, canceled an insurance policy against another 9/11,” Graham said in a statement.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is also critical of Biden’s move, saying U.S. troops in Afghanistan had “helped keep radical Islamic terrorism in check.”

“Apparently, we’re to help our adversaries ring in the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by gift-wrapping the country and handing it right back to them,” McConnell said.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Former Marine on Afghanistan: ‘Biden lied…Americans still there that want to get out’

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Former Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux says bluntly of the Afghanistan withdrawal: “Biden lied.” Author of “Saving Aziz” Robichaux told “Just the News, No Noise” TV show that President Joe Biden was completely dishonest with the American public when he said, among other things, that Americans were able to evacuate after the botched Afghanistan withdrawal.

“There’s Americans still there that want to get out” he said. “There’s 75,000 Afghan allies who are vulnerable to be being beaten and interrogated for what they know about America and some are executed for serving America.”

“Last week the Taliban announced that women are no longer allowed to see male doctors,” Robichaux said. “But women aren’t allowed to be doctors, nor are women allowed to be educated. So there’s no women’s health care in Afghanistan right now.”

During the withdrawal, Americans were simply thwarted from evacuating. “The State Department controlled only the airport, which meant that the Taliban controlled the outer perimeter of who got in and out of the airport,” Robichaux explained.

“The Taliban is out there checking people’s IDs, beating people, taking their passports away, and killing people in the streets,” he continued. “If you are an American and wanting to go to the airport, you have to go through a Taliban checkpoint.”

In his book, “Saving Aziz,” Robichaux goes into detail about the tragic ordeal and how he and a team of other service members came together to save the lives of some of the people trying to avoid becoming victims of the Taliban.

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