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Joe Biden’s administration hits back at Tony Blair in one simple sentence

JOE Biden’s administration responded to criticism from former UK prime minister Tony Blair during a press conference last night.

The former Labour leader has been unhappy with the White House’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis, accusing the US government of “abandoning” the country and describing their withdrawal as “tragic, dangerous and unnecessary”.

He has said the UK has a “moral obligation” to stay in Afghanistan until “all those who need to be are evacuated”. Blair added that the “gains over the past 20 years” were likely to be lost amid the withdrawal and Taliban takeover.

Blair himself has come under fire for his comments given his role in the Afghanistan situation. He first sent British troops to the country 20 years ago.

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Questioned about Blair’s essay on the crisis, published by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the president’s White House press secretary made clear how the government felt about Blair’s interventions.

Jen Psaki told reporters: “The president has been in touch directly with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is the current leader of the UK.”

JOE Biden’s administration responded to criticism from former UK prime minister Tony Blair during a press conference last night.

The former Labour leader has been unhappy with the White House’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis, accusing the US government of “abandoning” the country and describing their withdrawal as “tragic, dangerous and unnecessary”.

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https://web.sites.google.com/view/watchd-candyman-2021-online/He has said the UK has a “moral obligation” to stay in Afghanistan until “all those who need to be are evacuated”. Blair added that the “gains over the past 20 years” were likely to be lost amid the withdrawal and Taliban takeover.

Blair himself has come under fire for his comments given his role in the Afghanistan situation. He first sent British troops to the country 20 years ago.

READ MORE: Kevin McKenna: Jihadi Christianity of Tony Blair prevents peace in Middle East

Questioned about Blair’s essay on the crisis, published by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the president’s White House press secretary made clear how the government felt about Blair’s interventions.

Jen Psaki told reporters: “The president has been in touch directly with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is the current leader of the UK.”

The National:

Last night Biden ruled out calls from Johnson to extend the August 31 exit date from Afghanistan, explaining that there is a security risk to troops there.

The US president said staying longer would raise the risk of attack by so-called Islamic State (IS) affiliates and straining a “tenuous” working relationship with the Taliban.

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