Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan Ambassador to the United States, recently hosted a dinner for Gold Star wives of American military men who lost their lives fighting in Afghanistan. Addressing the wives and other military people in attendance, Dr Mohib talked about the difference between Trump and Obama.
Benny Johnson, a reporter for Independent Journal Review, attended the dinner and captured the following remarks from the Ambassador:
“I’ve personally met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago and the president has had two phone conversations with President Ghani [The president of Afghanistan]. One call was after he won the election and one after [Trump] became president. Before the calls, we were advised to keep conversations short because, we were told, Trump will not be interested in the details of the call and does not have a long attention span, so it would be pointless to have a long call.
“The Obama administration was hesitant with us. The enemy could sense that. When the Obama administration announced its plans to pull troops out of the region, they announced the exact date they would do it. All our enemies had to do was wait [Obama] out. They knew the date they had to hang on until — which gave them the will to fight. They used that time to recruit and build up resources.
To bring real reform, we must be able to defeat enemies outside our country and inside. We must overthrow the Afghan warlords who are profiteering off the war. Every time we tried to remove one of them from power, [Secretary John] Kerry would say “no” because it would potentially make it unstable and require more troops be brought in. The entire Obama administration was too cautious, but Kerry was the most cautious. Perhaps the Obama administration was fatigued by the time we assumed power. [President Ghani assumed power in September of 2014.] But Trump is very different from Obama in this way.”
So, remember all of those times that Obama said that any criticism we gave about ISIS just made it easier for them to recruit? Turns out it was his terrible leadership that was the best recruiting tool of all.
Obama weakened our country and emboldened our enemies all around the world. It looks like we’re not the only ones who are thankful that Trump’s in office!