June memo sheds light on NATO allies’ anger about Afghanistan exit

June memo sheds light on NATO allies’ anger about Afghanistan exit
Biden and Johnson inspect artifacts at the G7 summit in Wales, June 2020. News video via YouTube

[Ed. – There’s a paper trail for the allies’ complaints that they were relying on us to keep order in Kabul as the drawdown progressed.  Apparently Biden promised we would do just that.  This seems to have been at the G7 summit.]

Our allies are infuriated and for good reason: we kept them in the dark. Well, Biden did. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to reach Biden for hours. He ignored him for over 36 hours. And now we know why members of NATO are so mad at Biden. He totally lied to them. In June, he promised them that US forces would remain to keep the situation stable in Afghanistan as NATO withdrew its forces. The UK thought they could keep their embassy open as a result. Well, flashforward to August and it’s the wasteland from Mad Max.

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