UPDATED 10:46 AM PT – Friday, July 9, 2021
Joe Biden appeared to lose his train of thought, yet again, while speaking on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan Thursday. Specifically, he seemed to not remember why U.S. troops invaded Afghanistan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Biden claimed the U.S. never had an objective to help Afghanistan “nation-build.” His remarks came despite U.S. officials saying for years that helping Afghanistan become a free and prosperous nation would reduce the threat of terror.
Biden also tried to take credit for the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden. In reality, Bin Laden was killed in his hideout in Pakistan, not Afghanistan. In fact, he opposed that operation back in the day.
WATCH: Joe Biden attempts to take credit for the Osama bin Laden raid that he opposed pic.twitter.com/FEH5VMEEQn
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Meanwhile, the Taliban is now gaining ground in Afghanistan after 20 years of U.S. presence. This also contradicts Biden’s claims of a reduced terror threat in the region.