'Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary' - Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan

'Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary' - Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan



Former UK prime minister, Tony Blair has blasted US president, Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ decision to leave Afghanistan.


According to Tony Blair the US' military exit was not in the West or Afghanistan’s interest.



Blair who took the UK to war in the country 20 years ago, called the pull out ‘tragic, dangerous and unnecessary’, adding that the move had ‘every Jihadist group round the world cheering’.


In a 2,700 word article on the threat of ‘radical Islam’, Blair said there will be a reversal of gains made during the occupation, with the Taliban reasserting itself across most of the country in recent days.


As the clock runs down on the August 31 deadline, he said Britain has a ‘moral obligation’ to stay until ‘all those who need to be are evacuated’.






He then issued a stark warning to current UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the manner of the US’s handling of the exit indicated that the UK could be relegated from the top division of international powers, with reports that Britain was largely kept in the dark about when American armed forces would leave.



Blair said: ‘For Britain, out of Europe and suffering the end of the Afghanistan mission by our greatest ally with little or no consultation, we have serious reflection to do.


‘We don’t see it yet, but we are at risk of relegation to the second division of global powers.’


Blair urged for there to be ‘no repetition of arbitrary deadlines’ – a reference to Washington’s Doha agreement with the Taliban, committing to vacate Afghanistan before the 9/11 anniversary .


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