Letters to the editor for Sunday, August 29, 2021

Letters to the editor for Sunday, August 29, 2021

What was Trump thinking?

Just providing a reminder to the people writing to excoriate Biden for not evacuating U.S. troops, citizens, and Afghan translators and their families out of Afghanistan safely and quickly.

Did you know that Trump withdrew all but 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan before Biden took office? Did you know that the Trump administration released 5,000 Taliban from prison as part of Trump’s so-called peace plan?

So those 5,000 freed Taliban, including Mullah Barador, the Taliban leader, were able to return to Afghanistan to join the between 58,000 to more than 100,000 full-time Taliban fighters already there.

For comparison, have you ever attended an event at the Hertz Arena or Hammond Field stadiums? If so, did you know those stadiums would each hold more fans than our total number of troops Trump left in Afghanistan. Hertz Arena holds about 7,200 people and Hammond Field holds about 9,300. So when you were at one of those stadiums, the number of fans in the stadium may have been double, triple, or more than the total number of our troops in the entire country of Afghanistan.

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