President Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan as he said it wasn’t feasible to “invade” every country where the Islamic militant group has a presence.
Biden made the comments while speaking in Shanksville, Pennsylvania Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“Can al Qaeda come back? Yeah. But guess what? It’s already back in other places,” the president said.
“What’s the strategy? Every place where al Qaeda is we’re going to invade and have troops staying there? Come on!”
Biden then noted the majority of Americans are on his side over withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan after a costly and deadly two-decade war there, while conceding most disapproved of the implementation of the exit.
“Again, what people are — as I read it, I’m told, 70 percent of the American people think it was time to get out of Afghanistan, spending all that money,” he said. “But the