Biden on Afghanistan obligation: ‘F–k that’
President Joe Biden allegedly once said “F–k that” when asked if the US had an obligation to protect the citizens of Afghanistan from the Taliban.
The comment was reportedly made to US diplomat Richard Holbrooke in 2010 when Biden was vice president. Holbrooke documented the interaction in his diary that was eventually part of George Packer’s 2019 book, “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century.”
“F–k that. We don’t have to worry about that,” Biden allegedly told Holbrooke. “We did it in Vietnam. Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.”
“I am not sending my boy back there to risk his life on behalf of women’s rights, it just won’t work, that’s not what they’re there for,” Biden allegedly told Holbrooke.
Biden’s comments have resurfaced amid mounting criticism of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.