President Joe Biden used the 10th anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — “a second I’ll always remember” — to reaffirm his choice to take away all US troops from Afghanistan.
“We adopted bin Laden to the gates of hell — and we acquired him,” Biden stated in a press release launched by the White Home.
“We saved the promise to all those that misplaced family members on 9/11: that we’d always remember these we had misplaced, and that the US won’t ever waver in our dedication to stop one other assault on our homeland.”
Biden, who introduced final month that he would finish Washington’s longest battle by September 11, praised then-president Barack Obama for his 2011 choice to approve the key operation concentrating on the al-Qaeda chief, and praised the particular forces who carried it out in Pakistan.
Watching the operation remotely from a crowded White Home State of affairs Room, Biden stated, was “a second I’ll always remember — the intelligence professionals who had painstakingly tracked him down; the readability and conviction of President Obama in making the decision; the braveness and talent of our group on the bottom.”
Now, because the US begins pulling the final of its troops from Afghanistan, Biden stated: “Al Qaeda is drastically degraded there. However the US will stay vigilant concerning the menace from terrorist teams which have metastasized around the globe.
“We’ll proceed to observe and disrupt any menace to us that emerges from Afghanistan. And we’ll work to counter terrorist threats to our homeland and our pursuits in cooperation with allies and companions around the globe.”