President Trump is under fire after revealing that he had planned to hold a secret meeting with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders at Camp David today (Sept. 8).
However, Trump said he canceled the meeting at the last minute after learning the Taliban was behind a recent terrorist attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
On Sept. 5, a suicide car bombing killed Sgt. 1st Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz of Puerto Rico, a Romanian soldier, and 10 civilians near the American embassy in Kabul.
The bombing was one of several recent terrorist attacks committed by the Taliban during U.S.-Taliban peace talks, the AP reported.
The president admitted on Twitter that this disturbing news forced him to cancel his meeting.
“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight,” Trump tweeted.
“Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great, great soldiers, and 11 other people,” he continued. “I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse!”
Trump also expressed disgust at the radical Islamic terrorists, asking, “How many more decades are they willing to fight?”
The Taliban has said that it carried out the attacks to gain leverage in its negotiations with the United States and to send a warning to foreign “invaders.”
As BizPac Review reported, President Trump wants to withdraw thousands of American soldiers from Afghanistan.
The United States has spent $975 billion dollars and lost more than 7,000 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan during an ugly 20-year war.
And what has it done for us? The Middle East is still a festering petri dish for radical Islamic terrorism and an overall a sh**hole beyond Western redemption.
Naturally, leftists blasted Trump on Twitter, calling him unpatriotic for wanting to negotiate with the Taliban in the first place.
One man tweeted: “Could he be more un-American?”
Trump, admitting in his own words, Tweeting he has been negotiating with the Taliban!
Worse, he appears to admit he's upset that they've read and followed negotiation tactics he recommends in his Art of the Deal comic book.
— Will McAteer (@ItsWillMcAteer) September 8, 2019
Trump-hating “The View” co-host Meghan McCain also expressed her disapproval.
“Did I just hallucinate?” she puffed.
Did I just hallucinate? https://t.co/OkaGkFLar4
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 8, 2019
As BizPac Review reported, Meghan is still smarting after leftists fat-shamed and trashed her for supporting the Second Amendment.
Flashback: Remember when sanctimonious Meghan’s dad, John McCain, secretly met with Syrian thugs in 2013?
Those terrorists — with whom McCain cheerfully smiled while posing for photos — had kidnapped 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims, MSNBC reported.
Hey, Meghan: “Did I just hallucinate?”
RINO Never-Trumper Bill Kristol puffed in reaction to the Trump meeting news: “Obama killed bin Laden. Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David.”
I think Obama's foreign policy did harm to the country and the world. But I'll give him this: Obama killed bin Laden. Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David. https://t.co/fOMO6zSeKN
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 7, 2019
A Trump-hating professor whined: “The foolishness of inviting the Taliban to Camp David cannot be overstated.”
The foolishness of inviting the Taliban to Camp David cannot be overstated. Not only are they terrorists but the deal we are headed toward will not be one that Trump can tout. It will be, all signs indicated, damn near a surrender after 18 years of war. The problem is…
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 8, 2019
Naturally, these Trump-hating hypocrites gave Barack Obama a pass when he negotiated with Iran — the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
In that secret lopsided “negotiation,” Obama lifted economic sanctions that had crippled Iran financially for decades, unfroze $150 billion in assets, and gave the country $400 million in cash.
Source: Fox News
Predictably, Iran used the cash from the Iran Nuclear Deal signed under Obama to increase its defense budget 145% and build up its weapons stockpile.
So basically, the U.S. gave Iran fistfuls of cash to build a massive army to annihilate us.
In April 2017, Iranian military leaders bragged to local newspapers that the Islamic Republic’s army was being fortified into an “offensive juggernaut.” Thanks Obama!
One America News Network host Jack Posobiec underscored the left’s hypocritical pettiness by noting that “Trump was secretly negotiating a ceasefire with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan while the media spent the entire week melting down over a sharpie.”
God forbid that an American president actually try to broker peace — against the wishes of leftist war-mongers.
Flashback for Never Trumpers: Remember when GOP hero Ronald Reagan met with the Taliban in the Oval Office? Oops.
Moral of story: Sometimes you have to talk to people you find distasteful in order to end a war. (By the way, that does not mean giving them piles of cash in the middle of the night, like Obama did.)
Pssst…Where was the leftist outrage when Obama freed five Taliban war criminals?
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) September 8, 2019
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