In the days following the fall of Kabul, reports circulated that Ashraf Ghani, who had up to that point been the president of Afghanistan, had fled that country along with millions of dollars in cash stuffed in briefcases. According to Ghani, these reports aren’t true.
In a recent press statement, Ghani responded to critics of his response to the US’s exit from Afghanistan, critics who happen to include President Joe Biden.
Ghani says he “owe[s] the Afghan people an explanation for leaving Kabul abruptly on August 15th after Taliban unexpectedly entered the city.” The press statement went on:
“I left at the urging of the palace security who advised me that to remain risked setting off the same horrific street-to-street fighting the city had suffered during the Civil War of the 1990s… Leaving Kabul was the most difficult decision of my life, but I believe it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her 6 million citizens.”
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