Kamala Harris breaks her silence about Afghanistan debacle: Vice President Kamala Harris, in the end, spoke openly about what was happening in Afghanistan while trying to leave the United States and Afghanistan due to the Taliban’s rapid takeover, but she rejected the US government’s decision that led to the current. Condition.
When accompanied by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the two leaders were asked about the U.S. withdrawal and evacuation process, which Harris thinks is what went wrong.
“So, I understand and appreciate why you asked the question. I think there will be a lot of time to analyze what happened and what happened in the context of the withdrawal from Afghanistan,” the Vice President said. We are focused on moving vulnerable Afghans, including. “
Harris “We have a responsibility and we have a deep commitment to making sure the people who help us are safe.”
Vice President Biden was praised for “showing great emotion in expressing regret about some of the images we have seen,” but reiterated that the US “cannot focus on what our primary goal is right now. It is evacuating people who deserve to be evacuated from the area.”
Later, Harris was again asked about her withdrawal from Afghanistan, especially if she agreed with the steps taken in decision-making, even though the results were not as expected. The vice president said “there should be and should be a strong analysis of what happened,” but reiterated that “right now, there is no question that our focus should be on evacuating American citizens.”
Lee was asked about American credibility in light of current events and how the future of the U.S. will be perceived is crucial.
“Affecting perceptions of US commitment and commitment to the region, America moves forward: how it will re-establish itself in the region, how it will engage its wide range of friends and partners and allies in the region, and how it will continue to fight terrorism,” Lee said.
“Countries make calculations and take positions, and they have to re-calculate and adjust their positions from time to time,” Lee continued. “Sometimes it can be done smoothly; sometimes there are hiccups. Sometimes things get chaotic and take time to fix.”
Lee also discussed Singapore’s past involvement in Afghanistan, noting that the Singapore Armed Forces had assisted international forces in Afghanistan and that Singapore had also sent teams to assist in reconstruction. For now, Lee said he understands the reasons behind Biden’s withdrawal and could use the Singapore Air Force’s Airbus 330 multi-role tanker and transporter to airlift people still there.