[Ed. – Putting aside the hypocrisy, is this the ‘dignity’ the Democrats were so eager to see restored to the office of president?]
President Joe Biden has wanted the US to get out of Afghanistan for years.
When Biden was vice president in 2010, he told a top US diplomat — Richard Holbrooke — that it was time to pull troops out of Afghanistan regardless of the humanitarian consequences, according to a report in The Atlantic from earlier in the year, which has a newfound relevance following the Taliban’s reconquest of the country.
Holbrooke, who was the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2010, asked Biden whether the US had a moral obligation to remain in Afghanistan to protect people like that little girl.
“F— that, we don’t have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it,” Biden replied, according to Holbrooke’s diary, as cited by the Atlantic.