[Ed. – The hits just keep coming.]
The head of the Taliban’s political wing presented the U.S. with an option to secure Kabul in the aftermath of President Ashraf Ghani’s hasty departure, but President Joe Biden’s administration declined the offer, a Saturday report said.
As Ghani fled the capital city of Kabul Aug. 15, leaving Afghanistan in limbo, senior U.S. military officials met with the Taliban’s Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the fate of the country, according to The Washington Post (WaPo).
“We have a problem,” Baradar said, according to a U.S. official that spoke to the WaPo on the condition of anonymity. “We have two options to deal with it: You [the U.S. military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”