According to Reuters, Democrat President Joe Biden pressured Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during their last phone call prior to Afghanistan falling to the Taliban to “project a different picture” about what was happening in the fight against the Taliban.
Reuters reviewed a transcript of the 14-minute July 23rd call and listened to an audio file of it, which it obtained from a source that was not authorized to make the disclosure.
“In the call, Biden offered aid if Ghani could publicly project he had a plan to control the spiraling situation in Afghanistan,” Reuters reported. “The U.S. president also advised Ghani to get buy-in from powerful Afghans for a military strategy going forward, and then to put a ‘warrior’ in charge of the effort, a reference to Defense Minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi.”
“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight