Rep. Liz Cheney called on President Trump to reject a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, arguing in an op-ed that it would be tantamount to losing the war to al Qaeda, the Taliban and the Islamic State.
“We should not withdraw U.S. forces based on a political timetable that grants concessions to the Taliban and allows the terrorists to maintain safe havens from which they can plan and train for future attacks in the West,” the representative from Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, wrote in the Washington Post.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Trump Administration is negotiating the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, where they have been fighting a war since 2001, when her father served with President George W. Bush and the two were responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that were orchestrated by Afghanistan-based al Qaeda.
The report further stated:
Cheney, in the Washington Post op-ed, argues the United States should not settle for the Taliban’s assurances.
“The Taliban harbored Osama bin Laden and his men while they plotted their attacks on the United States,” Cheney wrote. “The Taliban has never publicly disavowed al Qaeda. Instead, al Qaeda’s fighters are helping the Taliban resurrect its authoritarian Islamic Emirate. As a result, al Qaeda continues to view Afghanistan as a haven for its leadership.”
Agreeing to a deal with political timelines for withdrawal, that fails to prevent terrorist safe-havens, & puts American security in the hands of the Taliban would not be ending a war. It would be losing it — to al-Qaeda, the Taliban and ISIS.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 21, 2019
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 21, 2019
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