Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ripped President Joe Biden on Sunday, saying his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan will have disastrous consequences.
Biden this month announced his decision to pull the remaining 2,500 troops from war-torn nation by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S..
“Well, it’s been made, and I know it’s a very difficult decision. This is what we call a ‘wicked problem,’” Clinton said on CNN. “You know there are consequences both foreseen and unintended of staying and of leaving.”
Clinton said that “huge consequences” could include the Taliban — once weakened but growing in strength again — returning to take control of Afghanistan. That would then cause a “huge refugee outflow,” and “a resumption of activities by global terrorist groups,” said Clinton, who lost to former President Donald Trump in 2016.
“The potential collapse of the Afghan government and a takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban probably with a