WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former United States Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who laid claim to having been the individual who shot and killed infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden during a 2011 raid on his Pakistan hideout, blasted President Joe Biden this week over the botched U.S. military pullout in Afghanistan, calling him a “disaster.”
O’Neill, who retired from the Navy in 2012 and now works as a motivational speaker and Fox News contributor, was also highly critical of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, calling for him to resign for his part in the withdrawal.
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The US and its allies went to war with Afghanistan in October 2001 after the then-ruling Taliban had allowed the terrorist group al Qaeda to safely reside there as they planed the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
U.S. troops have been occupying the country ever since as the country established a new government, one that was swiftly overthrown by the returning Taliban almost as soon Biden proceeded with the withdrawal, which was initially set up by former President Donald Trump, who had brokered a peace deal with the Taliban while still in office. The International airport in Kabul was in chaos on Monday as Afghan civilians flooded the runway as a U.S. Air Force cargo plane was attempting to take off, desperate to escape the country as Taliban forces had taken over its capital.
Biden even had to send in military troops to help evacuate the U.S. embassy, and experts predict it’s only a matter of time before terrorists groups reconstitute themselves in the region with the Taliban back in charge.