Vice President Kamala Harris is now forced to eat her words. It’s not the first time, and it sadly won’t be the last.
As National Review’s Jim Geraghty reports then-U.S. Senator (and presidential hopeful) Harris told the Council on Foreign Relations on Aug. 21, 2019:
Nobody can predict what President Trump will do between now and 2021, so as soon as I take office, I will bring together our military leaders, national security advisers, and top diplomats to coordinate and implement that withdrawal plan. I fully recognize the importance of diplomacy and development to success in Afghanistan, and I want to ensure that the country is on a path to stability, that we protect the gains that have been made for Afghan women and others, and that it never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists.
Is Afghanistan today “on a path to stability”? Has the U.S. “protected the gains that have been made for Afghan women and others”? With the al-Qaeda affiliated Haqqani-group now running security in Kabul, how likely is it that Afghanistan “never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists”?
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