Prime News, International, Washington (USA), January 21:- Defending his decision to pull out from Afghanistan, United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) said “I make no apologies for what I did”. Speaking on the occasion of completing a year in the office, he said, “There is no way to get out of Afghanistan after 20 years easily. Not possible, no matter when you did it. And I make no apologies for what I did.”
However, Biden expressed his sympathy for the crisis in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the nation in mid-August.
He said that he felt bad about “what’s happening in Afghanistan as a result of the incompetence of the Taliban.”
“I have a great concern for the women and men who were blown up on the line at the airport by a terrorist attack against them,” he said.
Defending his withdrawal from Afghanistan decision, Biden blamed previous administrations for the fiasco.
“Had we not gotten out, the acknowledgement is we’d be putting a lot more forces in … do I feel bad (about) what’s happening as a consequence of the incompetence of the Taliban? Yes, I do,” Biden said, adding that there are “a whole range of things around the world, that we can’t solve every problem. And so I don’t view that as a competence issue.”