WASHINGTON (SBG) - President Joe Biden announced he is going to withdraw troops from Afghanistan on September 11, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. But should it be sooner?
“Former President Trump set the deadline for May, which everyone agreed to. Once Biden said he was going to extend it to the fall, right away, the Taliban started talking about retaliation,” said political insider Armstrong Williams to The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat. “It just creates chaos.”
In addition, Williams said there’s “no reason” for American soldiers to be in Afghanistan.
“They’re sitting ducks, losing their lives, suffering injury, to support the military-industrial complex where they make a fortune by having our troops in Afghanistan,” said Williams. “They're not respected, they're not appreciated, and they can be better utilized in other areas around the world.”
According to Williams, it’s not the role of the U.S. to “police the world.”
“There are so many issues going on in the world, it should be something united among all countries to protect these places that are very vulnerable to terrorist attacks,” said Williams. “Americans have served well in Afghanistan. It’s time for them to come home.”
Another issue heavily discussed at the Capitol currently is statehood for Washington, D.C. The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether or not D.C. should become the 51st state, giving full voting representation to over 700,000 D.C. residents.
“Congress does not have the power to create a 51st state. It’s something no one talks about that gets lost in all the politics,” said Williams.
Williams says the vote will probably pass the House on Thursday.
“The District of Columbia will be jubilant, but come to reality, when it goes to the Senate, they will not find the two-thirds majority to pass,” said Williams. “Why? There are no Republicans on the City Council. There are no Republicans in many areas of elected offices here in the district When it’s all said and done, D.C. will not become a 51st state.”
NOTE: Armstrong Williams has business dealings with Sinclair Broadcast Group.