George W. Bush made the bigger mistake in Afghanistan

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Author(s) Robert Robb
Source The Arizona Republic
Date August 22, 2021
URL https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/robertrobb/2021/08/22/bush-and-biden-made-big-mistakes-afghanistan/8198391002/
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Quotes-start.png The right way to withdraw was to keep a sufficient military force in place to keep the Taliban at bay until all of those in these categories who wanted to leave had the chance to do so. The military should have been the last to leave, not the first. Bush made his mistake in the way he stayed in. Biden made his in the way he got out. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position Withdrawal was justified on the topic Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan (2020–2021).


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