Former United Nations Ambassador and 2024 presidential wannabe Nikki Haley apparently forgot or conveniently ignored that disgraced Florida retiree Donald Trump negotiated with the Taliban as she attacked President Joe Biden this week.
The Taliban swiftly took over Afghanistan as American troops continue to withdraw from the country after 20 years of war. With thousands of Afghans and many Americans still left to evacuate, Biden is trying to buy them time by opening diplomatic channels with Taliban leaders.
But, of course, Republicans like Haley are jumping to attack him despite praising Trump’s negotiations.
To have our Generals say that they are depending on diplomacy with the Taliban is an unbelievable scenario. Negotiating with the Taliban is like dealing with the devil.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 18, 2021
Clearly, Republicans want to forget that Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened negotiations with the Taliban, resulting in 5,000 released Taliban fighters who are currently involved in the takeover and the release of the man who was recently installed in the presidential palace. Trump even invited the Taliban to meet with him at Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11, a slap in the face to all Americans. Oh, and Trump also signed the withdrawal order that Biden inherited.
Again, Biden is trying to buy more time for the evacuation effort, while Trump’s negotiations are to blame for the Taliban takeover, especially since he made a deal with them without involving the former Afghan government, thus legitimizing the Taliban and undermining the government.
Twitter users blasted Haley’s selective outrage.
Trump and Pompeo didn’t have a problem negotiating with them.
— Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz (@Culinary_Jeremy) August 18, 2021
Rewriting history now? pic.twitter.com/LwPTPUPO1h
— Grogu Smith (@GroguSmith) August 18, 2021
totally. here’s a pic where mike pompeo negotiates the release of 5000 taliban prisoners. pic.twitter.com/Aa70suTKNm
— Brian Rosenworcel (@Bowl_of_Worcel) August 18, 2021
Just in case Nikki Haley didn’t see her replies, I thought I would remind her about this. pic.twitter.com/vPxlQUJbPO
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) August 19, 2021
— 😷—((( Freddy Atton )))—😷 (@freddyatton) August 19, 2021
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) August 19, 2021
“The U.S. policy on Afghanistan is working,” Haley said. “We are seeing that we are closer to talks with the Taliban and the peace process than we’ve seen before.”https://t.co/OdczkoBG2O https://t.co/L9nPrIzyDC
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) August 19, 2021
“Negotiating with the Taliban is like dealing with the devil.”- Nikki Haley.
Pardon…isn’t that exactly what TFG did with his “Peace Deal” early last year? Scrub your timeline all you want, you can’t erase history. #Truth2Voice
— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@oXxRowanxXo) August 19, 2021
I realize she presents well as some sort of reasonable and likable political figures but, at least when it comes to foreign policy, Nikki Haley is a warmongering neocon and one of the most obscene jokes in US politics, and if you have doubts about that, look at this: https://t.co/uBBmYAWsuX
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 19, 2021
Nikki Haley clearly woke up and said “ I feel like trending today, let me say something stupid they won’t remember what I said “ pic.twitter.com/vARhT5KAJM
— Covid&Cofeve (@CofeveCovid) August 19, 2021
This you? pic.twitter.com/hmntGwh8v7
— William Lafi Youmans (@wyoumans) August 19, 2021
Let’s also not forget that Republicans are the ones who dragged our country into this neverending war in the first place. They are hypocrites and they should be ashamed of themselves.
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