Afghanistan: the US President at the center of criticism

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While German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks of a bitter, dramatic and terrible situation in Afghanistan, United States President Joe Biden has yet to speak.

Yes, the press reviews are harsh“, relates the journalist Agnès Vahramian live from Washington for the 20 hours newspaper of France 2.”But beware, it is not the withdrawal that we reproach Joe Biden, rather his lack of foresight in this last act and his reckless remarks. “On July 8, the 46th President of the United States said that the Taliban would not take Kabul and”that we will not see in Afghanistan what we saw in Saigon in 1975.”

At the time, a helicopter was urgently evacuating diplomats from Vietnam, refugees on the roof of their embassy. On Sunday August 15, a photo was taken in Kabul in similar circumstances. Two clichés put in parallel by the American press, “a devastating parallel“for the head of state, says the journalist.”Joe Biden would have liked a period of decency to be respected between the departure of American forces and the arrival of the Taliban. And even if he has American opinion with him, he will be the president who did not know, who could not offer a dignified and respectable exit to the United States and the world from this Afghan war.. “Joe Biden will finally speak on Monday August 16 at 9.45 p.m.

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