The previous Deputy Assistant Secretary of Protection for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia stated withdrawing American troops means “abandoning” allies within the Center Japanese nation. David Sedney labored on the Pentagon throughout Barack Obama’s first time period as President of america.
Talking on BBC Newsnight, Mr Sedney stated President Biden’s choice to redeploy 3,000 troops to assist employees within the Afghan embassy was a failure.
“It is a large failure for President Biden and his administration,” he stated.
He added: “It’s a humanitarian catastrophe that’s occurring proper earlier than our faces.
“It’s the finish of democracy that america, NATO, United Kingdom and others supported.”
Sedney, who labored on the US Protection Division when Joe Biden was Vice President, additionally challenged the forty sixth President’s claims that America had returned to the worldwide fore.
“This places a deceive President Biden’s declare that the US is again,” he stated.
The truth is, Sedney went so far as to argue america are falling even additional behind.
He instructed the BBC’s Faisal Islam: “Truly america goes backwards.”
READ MORE: Biden Information: Afghanistan ‘unravelled’ the day US started troop withdraw
The previous President of the American College of Afghanistan in Kabul confounded his criticism of the Biden administration when he stated: “I’m ashamed of my nation.”
The American President has dismissed sure arguments that his intervention is much like when US troops fled Saigon in 1975.
However Sedney claimed there have been greater than similarities between the 2 occasions.
“Not solely are the parallels there”, he stated, “that’s what is going on proper now.”
The US is “abandoning” Afghanistan to “the Taliban and to demise”.
In what the ex-diplomat stated was a “tragedy” for the Afghan individuals, he additionally accused the US Authorities of attempting to shift the burden onto President Ghani.
US fears Kabul will fall to Taliban ‘in 3 months’ [INSIGHT]
GB Information host rages at therapy of Afghans who helped UK [VIDEO]
As UK and US abandon Afghanistan China eyes the spoils [COMMENT]
Sedney argued: “President Biden’s assertion on Tuesday that he had no regrets about his choice was the demise knell for the Afghan Authorities.
“Proper now, the US Authorities is attempting to pin the blame on President Ghani and his Authorities.”
Afterward in his dialogue with Faisal Islam, Sedney stated: “There have been large failures from throughout the board by america and nobody ought to enable america to cowl up for them.”
Whereas he conceded Taliban defeat wouldn’t have been a foregone conclusion if US troops had been nonetheless stationed within the area, Sedney claimed: “They’d have had an opportunity.”