Biden appears to forget why U.S. went to Afghanistan in 2001, takes credit for Bin Laden raid in Pakistan

President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Washington. Biden is set to sign an executive order the White House bills as an effort to target anticompetitive practices in tech, health care and other parts of the economy while boosting workers’ wages and consumer protections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Washington. Biden is set to sign an executive order the White House bills as an effort to target anticompetitive practices in tech, health care and other parts of the economy while boosting workers’ wages and consumer protections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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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.

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.

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