Central Command Nominee: US Has 'Moral Obligation' To Help Afghan Allies

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    The Facts

    • The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is back in the news as Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, Biden's nominee for US Central Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

    • Kurilla expressed frustration with the State Dept., saying that the US had a "moral obligation" to evacuate more Afghan allies.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    The Biden administration's hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan cost the lives of American soldiers and countless Afghans while delivering the country back to the feckless leadership of the Taliban.

    Left narrative

    The GOP want to blame Biden, but it was Trump that negotiated "peace" with the Taliban and signed the Doha Agreement without consulting America's Afghan allies. Biden had two choices: withdrawal on the terms Trump had already agreed to, or escalating the conflict. He chose the former.

    Political split



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