The widow of the first American service member to be killed in combat in Afghanistan soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has blasted Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw troops.
Shannon Spann says she was disappointed in his stance of blame shifting when he addressed the nation following the Taliban takeover.
According to her the Taliban take over of Afghanistan is a disrespect to all who have lost their lives fighting for a free Aghanistan.
She also reflected on children and women she met in the Middle Eastern nation during the U.S.’ intervention and what their lives will look like with the Taliban back in power.
US President, Joe Biden said on Monday August 16, that he stood behind his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, even though the Taliban swept through the nation.
However, Spann said Biden’s stance during the press conference was disappointing.
“I’m deeply disappointed in President Biden. His defiant stance in his address to the nation” Spann told Fox News.
“In times of conflict, excellent leaders keep people bigger than the problem.
“We utterly failed at keeping people bigger than the problem,” Spann continued.
“You don’t have to look further than the airport in Kabul to see that local Afghans don’t believe [the Taliban’s] story of ‘we’re going to be peaceful, we’re not going to do reprisals, we’re going to invite participation from women'”
“People literally clinging to the landing gear of aircraft to try to get away from the story that they know is about to be written.”