Hillary Clinton warned on Sunday that the United States could face a “big impact” from President Biden’s decision to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan.
The former secretary of state was asked CNN what she thinks Biden will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
“It is one thing to pull out of Afghan security forces to support the Afghan soldiers, let them fight for themselves. But we couldn’t walk away from the outcome of that decision, ”she said.
While acknowledging that the decision was “tough,” Clinton noted the prospect of “two big outcomes”: the Taliban-controlled Afghan government and “immigration. Of many refugees ”at a later time
Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate in Afghanistan, said there could be “a majority of the Taliban government in the not too distant future”; in Afghanistan.
“How can we help and protect thousands of Afghans working with the United States and NATO, who work with Americans and other NATO-related contractors, who stand up for and speak about women’s and human rights? ”She asked.
“I hope the administration, together with Congress, will have a large visa program and will start immediately to try and provide that channel for many Afghans to take advantage of so that they are not in danger.”
The former New York senator added: “I am also afraid that there will be a massive outflow of refugees.”
“And of course, the second big problem lies in the resumption of activity by terrorist groups around the world, especially Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.”
American troops have been in Afghanistan since October 2001, after the 9/11 attacks the previous month.
About 2,500 US troops remain in Afghanistan.
Former President Donald Trump wants to withdraw by May 1, but Biden said the deadline will be difficult to meet because “Tactical reasons”